Always a pleasure to join Deirdre Bolton and talk housing.
This infographic was part of an epic must-read Andrew Rice piece for New York Magazine called: The Red Hot Rubble of East New York which explores the gentrification frontier where investors and New York City’s efforts to create affordable housing are running headlong into each other.
As much as 10% of the property sales are flips and prices are up 150% over the past 2 years.
I spoke with Deirdre Bolton on “Risk & Reward” today to speak about last weekend’s excellent New York Times real estate piece by Julie Satow called “Dialing it Down.” Deirdre focused on the metric developed during my preparation of last week’s Elliman Report of Manhattan sales in 3Q2014 showing that luxury inventory has doubled over the past year.
Was asked to guest host this morning for the 7-8am hour on Bloomberg TV’s Surveillance. Tom Keene, Scarlet Fu and Adam Johnson team up for a must-watch show every morning.
In the first clip we talk Manhattan Luxury market problems and records. In the second clip we banter about the bendable iPhone Plus and housing as an investment. These two articles likely prompted my invite:
UPDATE: above clip just added – expanded conversation.
Got to guest host an hour (6am to 7am) of Bloomberg Television’s Surveillance with Tom Keene, Scarlett Fu and Adam Johnson to talk housing. The above is just a couple of minutes of the hour (yes, you’re spared). We spoke about Case Shiller, New Home Sales, biting in World Cup Soccer, my fireman son using a GoPro in fires and LeBron/Carmelo’s real worth among other things. Like I said, we did talk housing.
Adam brought up a great point – while the economy is always characterized as 70% consumer driven, 16% of that is actually health care spending so the overall number is really 54%.
Very smart conversations (the topic of biting included). Always fun to join them.
Got a call yesterday from John Ford, a reporter for PIX11 regarding the publication of Douglas Elliman’s Manhattan & Brooklyn Rental Report I author for Douglas Elliman.
He’s a very nice guy and really listened to and presented the key findings of the report. Luciane Serifovic, Elliman’s Director of Rentals made a couple of good points as well. Fun!
It was great to reconnect with Deirdre Bolton after she made the move to Fox Business from her long time home at Bloomberg TV.
We talked housing, touching on NAR’s pending home sale index release as well as research from Realtytrac concerning record prices in a growing number of urban markets.