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CBOE RPX

A Method to Hedge Home Prices or Gain Exposure on the Upside
Posted: September 14, 2012 at 9:46 AM by John McClelland

The CBOE has a futures contract based on Radarlogic's RPX indices. This product is starting to gain interest as one investor bought 26,490 contracts.From John Angelos at the CBOE:http://communities.cboe.com/t5/What-s-On-Our-Minds/An-Overveiw-on-RPX-a-Residential-Real-Estate-Home-Price-Futures/ba-p/3199?goback=%2Egde_1128757_member_135864601   read more

Norway’s Real Estate Agents Join Calls for Higher Rates

Trying to prevent a property bubble from bursting
Posted: September 04, 2012 at 10:38 AM by John McClelland

This is an interesting article from Bloomberg. Home prices have been on a tear in Norway and many do not want to see a replication of other bubble markets like Japan, U.S, Ireland and Spain. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-09-03/norway-s-real-estate-agents-join-calls-for-higher-rates However, the caveat is how one can produce a "soft landing." Most of the time bubble are not deflated little by little, but with a crash. read more

A look at the reported price increases

Median Price, Case-Shiller
Posted: July 03, 2012 at 9:51 AM by John McClelland

Home prices due appear to be on a pretty abrubt increase. Constrained supply, combined with continued demand from investors and owner occupants is leading to higher bids.We are beginning to see these same trends manifest in the Case-Shiller indices in the levels, first and second derivatives, as seen below.So we know that in general, prices are on the increase. What we don't know is how sustainable they are if more supply is placed on the market. Recently, new listings have been nearly equivel read more

Inventory Update

Inventory levels hit new lows
Posted: July 02, 2012 at 11:45 AM by John McClelland

The supply situation continues to go unresolved. New listings are nearly matched by closings and inventory continues to decline. As a result, buyers and their agents are working extremely hard to match properties. For sellers, this could be a good time to list their home, since competition in many neighborhoods is sparce. Further, we are observing firming prices in many areas, but we do not know how long this will be sustained since we need to move past the peak selling season in order to observe if prices read more

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