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  1. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    House price gains signal end of US rental bonanza

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... the world's largest private-equity firm, has spent more than US$3.5 billion to buy 20,000 single-family rentals, while Colony Capital has raised US$2.2 billion. They rushed to buy houses after prices ... Rents lagging behind prices as private equity firms flood US market with homes for lease Rents for single-family homes are rising more slowly than property prices as firms ...

  2. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Building on housing's 'wealth effect'

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... in housing." Home prices in the second quarter increased 2.2 per cent from the previous three months, the best performance since the fourth quarter of 2005, according to S&P/Case-Shiller data. ... of the recovery in housing to show up in consumer spending. Rising home prices spur spending with a lag, meaning the wealth effect would not show up this year, Meyer said. Patrick Campbell, a homeowner ...

  3. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Sub-US$1m homes a draw as Hamptons prices fall

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg With median sale values down 10pc in a year, one buyer believes his US$490,000 home would have cost US$1 million before the crash House prices fall in the Hamptons The average price of homes sold in New York's Hamptons, the Long Island oceanside retreat for summering Manhattanites, declined in the third quarter as mortgage rates near record lows focused buyer ...

  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Growing number of US homebuyers face shortage of properties for sale

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Associated Press

    ... says Christian, a 31-year-old Presbyterian minister. "But housing prices are starting to come back up." A tight supply isn't the only factor slowing what is otherwise shaping up ... chief economist at real estate information site Zillow. "They've got this hypothetical price that they think the house is worth at the peak, and they don't want to sell below ...

  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Sales of new homes in US jump 0.2pc to 6-year high

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:28am by Reuters

    ... ramping up construction and the improvement in inventory should provide buyers with more choices and temper house price increases. At last month's sales pace, it would take 5.3 months to clear the supply of houses on the market, unchanged from August. Six months' supply is normally considered a healthy balance between supply and demand. The median new home price fell 4 per ...

  6. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US Fed official warns of possible housing bubble

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:49am by Reuters

    ... of the fiscal "mess" in Washington. But citing rising year-on-year house prices, he warned that the Fed's hyper-accommodative policies could be inflating dangerous asset-price bubbles. ... Reuters in New York US Fed official warns of possible housing bubble A top Federal Reserve official sees fresh signs of a US housing bubble and has warned about the central bank's ...

  7. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US housing supply suffers with homeowners lacking equity to sell and buy elsewhere

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... said. Rising values will allow more homeowners to sell. House prices jumped 7.2 per cent in March from a year earlier, capping a 6.7 per cent increase for the quarter, the Federal Housing ... and limiting sales as the housing market recovers, Zillow says. Forty-four per cent of homeowners with mortgages owed more than their properties are worth or had less than 20 per cent equity ...

  8. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Flippers targeting high-end homes from New York to California

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... single-family houses priced at US$750,000 or more that were sold by flippers in the third quarter, according to RealtyTrac, which defines the transactions as those that occur within six months ... homes and sell them within months are finding they can make more money with houses in higher price ranges from New York to California. Flippers for cheaper homes are facing competition ...

  9. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Blackstone's buy-to-rent binge over as prices surge in the US market

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Blackstone's massive purchase of houses made it biggest US landlord for single-family homes Buy-to-rent binge over as prices surge Blackstone Group is slowing its purchases of houses to rent amid soaring prices after a buying binge made it the biggest US single-family home landlord. Blackstone's acquisition pace had declined 70 per cent from its peak last year, ...

  10. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US home prices set for 8pc surge, says Bank of America report

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Prices last year climbed 7.3 per cent, according to the report. "Housing inventory has continued to decline, implying that the supply of homes on the market for sale is undershooting ... Bloomberg Prices expected to surge by 8pc, says bank report US home prices will probably rise 8 per cent this year, up from a previous estimate of a 4.7 per cent increase, according ...




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