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[Three Cents Worth DC #214] The Real Reasons House Prices Are Rising

October 24, 2012 | 7:00 am | curbed | Articles |

It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed DC, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the nation’s capitol. And I’m simply here to take measurements.

Read this week’s 3CW column on @CurbedDC:

…I wrote this post a few hours before the third presidential debate and since the topic covers foreign policy and the first two debates (plus the VP debate) had only scant mention of housing, I didn’t think I’d get anymore insights on what our policy makers think is happening in the housing market. Both parties clearly see no bonus points in bringing up a complex subject that won’t score any points (and only happens to be our nation’s largest asset class).

So I am asking the question – Why are housing prices rising in the DMV (and the US)?…

 

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[Three Cents Worth DC #208] Keep Your Eye On The Numbers (For The Past Decade)

September 13, 2012 | 12:24 pm | curbed | Articles |

It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed DC, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the nation’s capitol. And I’m simply here to take measurements.

Read this week’s 3CW column on @CurbedDC:

…I thought it would be visually helpful to show the ebb of and flow of the DC Metro area’s housing market. And since I just learned how to rotate a GIF image, I’m making up for all the art classes I never took in high school (band). I trended a decade’s worth of the robust web data from the regional MLS (RBI, a division of MRIS)—monthly new pending home sales and median sales price in a two year moving window. I also inserted some commentary on the milestones during the decade (i.e. highest points for price and sales, lowest points for price and sales, Lehman/credit crunch, tax credit, etc). Hopefully it’s not too distracting…

 

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[Three Cents Worth DC #205] Does The History of The DMV’s New Listings Predict The Next Housing Slogan?

August 29, 2012 | 4:57 pm | curbed | Articles |

It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed DC, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the nation’s capitol. And I’m simply here to take measurements.

Read this week’s 3CW column on @CurbedDC:

…No. But please read on. It’s been a while since I’ve placed a chart of Curbed DC, and even longer since I was politically correct (but hey, I’m really trying). With the RNC underway and DNC up next, I thought I’d try to find some sort of correlation to the DC Metro housing market that coincides with the party of the president voted into office and their slogan/theme. Obviously the elections aren’t all about housing, but housing is very important in terms of its economic impact and “Wealth Effect” influence” on the US economy. Doh! I looked at MRIS’ awesome online resources and thought that new listing history might tell the story – I clearly went overboard so please indulge me. My thinking was new listings reflect people placing listings on the market in reaction to their view or opportunity with the world around them. Job transfer, lost job, trading up, cashing out, etc….

 

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[The Atlantic] 2000 Years of Economic Power Measured by GDP

June 21, 2012 | 1:08 pm | Charts |


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I was sent this chart via my friend who saw it in The Atlantic who sourced it from prolific blogger Paul Kedrosky. Given all the US real estate demand coming from foreign buyers I really liked the context this chart provides.

…dive into 2000 years of economic history, this time through the lens of GDP per capita around the world. This metric helps us identify where growth in wealth occurred, as opposed to just growth in population (e.g.: India and China had thee-quarters of world GDP in 1 AD because they had three-quarters of the world’s population).

Developed countries are taking market share from the US but I like how it illustrates how large the US economy really is. Was surprised to see the Russian share so small, especially over the past decade.

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[Three Cents Worth DC #194] DC’s Housing Market Turns The Tide; Good News For Sellers

June 11, 2012 | 11:01 am | curbed | Articles |

It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed DC, at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the nation’s capitol. And I’m simply here to take measurements.

Read today’s 3CW post on @CurbedDC:

Here’s my chart version of the May 2012 report published by RBI/MRIS. They’ve got terrific data and when Curbed DC asked me to go old school and bring back the charts so the trends would be easier to understand, I gladly obliged. I called up my inner Three Cents Worth days in DC…

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[Special Report] RBI Pending Home Sales Index – February 2011 [Washington, DC Metro]

March 10, 2011 | 1:51 pm | Podcasts |

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[Special Report] RBI Pending Home Sales Index – February 2011 [Baltimore Metro]

March 10, 2011 | 1:47 pm | Podcasts |

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[Commentary] The RBI Pending Home Sales Index Concept

February 14, 2011 | 12:29 pm | nytlogo | Podcasts |

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[Special Report] RBI Pending Home Sales Index – January 2011 [Baltimore Metro]

February 13, 2011 | 10:31 pm | Podcasts |

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[Special Report] RBI Pending Home Sales Index – January 2011 [Washington, DC Metro]

February 13, 2011 | 10:15 pm | Podcasts |

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