Tag Archives: Home Value

Are You Using Twitter?

Since January 2, 2014, I have been Tweeting under the DrTCJ account. To view my homepage click: https://twitter.com/DrTCJ While many of you do not have Twitter accounts, or perhaps you do not follow me, please take a look at the Tweets from the first half of April 2014 in the bullets below. DrTCJ April 2014 …Read more

December 2013 Existing Home Sales Essentially Flat from December 2012 — Median Price Increased 9.9 Percent in the Same Period

Tough weather conditions in December saw existing home sales remain essentially flat (down 0.6 percent on a preliminary basis) when compared to December 2012, as reported by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). The median home price was $198,000 for December 2013, a gain of 9.9 percent from 12-months earlier. For the entire year, NAR …Read more

Another Top-10 City List — 10 Countries With the Least Overvalued Housing Markets of the 20 Analyzed by Deutsche Bank

Earlier this week I wrote about the 10 most over-valued housing markets among developed countries and why that can happen. http://blog.stewart.com/stewart/2013/12/17/another-top-10-list-and-you-may-not-want-to-be-on-this-one-unless-you-bought-early-the-most-overvalued-residential-markets-by-country/ Several emailed back and asked about how the U.S. compares. To refresh you, The Duetsche Bank (DB) researchers compared home prices to income and home prices to rent. Each of these two metrics (how …Read more

October 2013 Existing Home Sales Up 6 Percent Versus October 2012 — Median Price of $199,500 Up 12.8 Percent

Existing home sales continue the recovery to normal, with October 2013 sales of 5.12 million on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized rate (SAAR), compared to 4.83 million a year ago, as reported by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). This was a gain of 6 percent. Sequentially, however, sales dipped from 5.29 million in September 2013. Year-over-year …Read more