market cycles

Are Real Estate Cycles Predictable? Sort of.

Could we have predicted the housing crash of 2008? And with some degree of accuracy? Sort of. But to understand what happened, we have to go way back to the late 1800s, when a man by the name of Henry George first noticed a very peculiar…
real estate trends

Major Real Estate Trends to Follow

Major trends in demographics, technology, and environmental factors could set the path for seismic shifts in real estate. What are these trends that all real estate investors should keep in mind? Real Estate Trend #1: Increased urbanization…

Top International Real Estate Websites

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While in the U.S. we have many options including Zillow, Trulia, and RedfIn for gathering market data for our quick and dirty back of the envelope analysis, that's not the case in most other markets. So I asked my students (over 120K from…

The Best and Worst Rental Markets in the U.S.

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Using the latest Home Values and Rental data from Zillow (as of December 31, 2018), I've ranked 171 U.S. cities based on their average gross rental yields, which measures the relationship between the gross rent and the value of rental properties. If…