U.S. Real Estate Market

The U.S. real estate market is comprised of buyers and sellers of residential, commercial, and industrial properties in the U.S. This information encompasses the supply and demand for properties as well as the inventory level of unsold properties. See also http://www.profitconfidential.com/u-s-housing-market/.


The U.S. housing market has come under pressure as housing starts have stagnated since the end of 2013, interest rates are poised to rise this year, and first-time buyers are missing from the housing market. Buyers Missing From U.S. Housing…

Readers of Profit Confidential have made their voices heard on the topic of rapid inflation. In our recent survey, over 2,000 of our readers said they believe we are experiencing rapid inflation closer to 10%, while the official government Consumer…

A few months ago, I wrote about the U.S. real estate market changing from a “buyers’ market” to a “renters’ market.” This is evidenced by the fact that home prices, on average, have fallen by 32% since 2006, while rents…

Along with municipalities struggling in this country, I’ve been warning readers about another potential debt catastrophe. Student debt in America has crossed the $1.0-trillion mark. Student loan debt is now larger than the country’s total credit-card debt (source: Consumer Bankers…

There has been a lot of talk about all the cash U.S. corporations have accumulated since the credit crisis hit in 2008—about $2.0 trillion stashed in corporate America’s bank accounts. From the White House to the average American, encouraging businesses…

For the past four years I’ve been singing the same tune… The U.S. economy cannot recover unless the U.S. housing market recovers. As a past “real estate man,” (in my life), I’ve never seen an economic recovery unaccompanied by a…

In a secular bear market, which is where I firmly believe we are today, there are three phases: A phase I bear market (often referred to as the first down-leg) brings stock prices crashing down. From its high of 14,164…

There are two key variables that continue to hamper the country’s economic renewal—the housing market and jobs growth. Unfortunately, while both are showing some encouraging signs, I feel it will still be several years before we see sustained strength in…

Is this an alarming picture? The government has thrown trillions of dollars at saving the economy. Bernanke’s Fed has pulled rabbit after rabbit out of the hat to jump start the economy, keeping interest rates artificially low and significantly increasing…

If you live in Atlanta, San Francisco, or Tampa, the recent news was clearly not what you wanted to hear, but then you probably already know the dire situation in your housing market. The key Case-Shiller 20-city Index showed these…

Falling Chinese real estate prices are becoming a big concern…and the after-effect could reach America. Sixty-six million people live in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen and these four big cities are seeing the price of homes softening. Chinese real estate…

Greece’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010 was only $304.87 billion. The proposed Greek “bailout” by the European Union includes about $180 billion in cash and a 50% cut in Greece’s debt. This is equal to more than one year’s…

Things are looking up for the economy again. Unfortunately, things are not always as they seem. The U.S. Commerce Department said that the U.S. economy grew at 2.5% in the third quarter—the fastest pace in a year. Moody’s Investor Services…

There was finally some good news on Tuesday after the latest reading from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index of 20 major metropolitan areas in the United States showed a bounce from the recent lows. In March, the housing market had…

If you are a buyer, the current housing market continues to afford good opportunities, whether as a principal residence or as an investment property. If you are looking for beachfront housing in Florida, there may not be a better time…

“When in doubt, look at the charts.” The above has been my motto for years. I believe that stocks and the stock market are leading indicators. They tell us what is going to happen with specific industries, various prices and…

This year will mark the worst for the U.S. housing market, as foreclosures rise and prices fall. But don’t expect prices to climb back up anytime soon. Let’s start by looking at the stark facts: About seven million mortgages in…