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Pricing Update, Case-Shiller & RPX

Nearly "stable"
Posted: May 27, 2010 at 2:02 PM by John McClelland

Recently the Case-Shiller numbers for March were released. The low-tier index (under $125,000) continues to be show an apparent improvement. The middle-tier ($125,000 to $192,000) and the high-tier (over $192,000) continues to be flat or slightly downward bias. The Radar Logic RPX demonstrates a similar pattern. Median indices, which we can calculate more currently, demonstrate continued flattening. Who knows how much of this was market held up by the tax credit that expired in April. In the Las Vegas m read more

Mortgage Interest Rates

Not where we thought they would be, thanks Europe...
Posted: May 24, 2010 at 5:55 PM by John McClelland

While most of us thought mortgage interest rates would head higher after the Fed completed its program of buying MBS, rates have actually gone in the opposite direction. Well, our expectation was logical but what we did not expect was the Sovereign problems in Europe. A flight of monies out of European bonds has found itself in U.S treasuries. The mortgage market, while subject to it's own considerations such as risk pricing and supply/demand, is linked to treasuries in a second hand way. The result is read more

Coldwell Banker Premier Realty Developer & Investment Services Newsletter

Market IQ
Posted: April 28, 2010 at 2:07 PM by Kristi Pritchett

Here are the latest happenings in the Las Vegas real estate market! Check out our April newsletter.

Housing component of CPI, examination of China RE

Up there, down here
Posted: April 17, 2010 at 12:41 PM by John McClelland

We put a lot of focus on the Las Vegas real estate market. After all, we sell large amounts of real estate here. Our view cannot be too myopic however, so observations of global trends are necessary. For the past couple of years I've been looking at China real estate. Its difficult to grasp the magnitude of China's deals because a lot goes un-reported. But I recall seeing cranes everywhere in Beijing and Shanghai. Sure, demographics push a lot of this and a growing consumer base is the genesis of demand for read more

Economic Indicators

Non-traditional indicators
Posted: April 08, 2010 at 9:39 AM by John McClelland

This post dovetails off of a Wall Street Journal article printed today called "New Ways to Read Economy." I've seen the diesel fuel sales and the counting of train passengers but I think one of the neatest indicators (or at least a gauge of interest) is Google Trends, which shows trends in visitor traffic by search term.Here are some examples.You can see that the housing tax credit is still on an upward trend, though spikes occur around news releases. The search for Las Vegas hot read more