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Institutional Buying of SFR

Update on SFR rental
Posted: December 26, 2012 at 2:26 PM by John McClelland

We first described the single family rental business as an opportunity back in late 2009, when homes could be acquired at trustee sales with enough velocity to make sense. In our 2011 annual report, we also described how the business could make sense. Since that time, many more buyers have become active in the Las Vegas market, many of which are backed by private equity. Further, these firms are likely to achieve some economies of scale and are taking a mixed approach to the underwriting with a view towards read more


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:   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. 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