Search for the words "real estate bubble" on Google and it returns you 1,720,000 hits. This past week, we heard a lot of chatter on the subject. So for the weekend, we are taking a look at a slew of Real Estate related matters for your reading pleasure.
I’ve dug up some off-the-beaten-path statistics, commentaries, and ideas. These are well worth your time:
Froth vs Bubble
Anyone looking for clarity from Fed Chair Alan
Greenspan on whether the U.S. Real Estate market is a
speculative bubble is probably asking the wrong guy . . .
Comparing Real Estate with Equity Market Capitalization
Can you compare RE and Equities to determine when one is too expensive? Mike Panzner takes a try.
Interest Only Loans, 1.00% Mortgages
HELOC data is far from encouraging regarding home financing. Some of the statistics are eyepopping. (Hint: if you take a 1% loan, you are essentially renting with an option to buy)
As Prices Rise, Homeowners Go Deep in Debt to Buy Real Estate
Rising asset class, increased levelrage — why does that sound so familiar?
How Housing Lowers CPI
Ever stop to think of the impact of ultra low interest rates on CPI? Turns out that they lower the reported inflation due to cheaper rentals.
Be Wary of Anything approaching 140% of GDP
Nasdaq peaked when it passed 140% of GDP; Real Estate capitalization is now a stone’s throw away. What does this mean?
Real Estate Blogs
An overview of some of the more popular and/or interesting looking Real Estate related weblogs
Playboy Bunny or Real Estate Investor?
Is this the most effective allocation of capital and resources?
Bull Market in Real Estate Agents
We can debate whether its a bubble — but its certainly a bull market for the number of new realty agents.
Selling a Home: Best Time?
When is the best time to sell a home to maximize your sale price? When’s the cheapest time to buy?