Gregory Gromov

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Housing stats

Recently home market sends mixed signals. For instance, the following WSJ article sends a very bright and optimistic signal:

    Sales of existing homes in July jumped at the fastest rate in 10 years, sending stock prices up around the globe on hopes that the U.S. housing market -- a driver of the world's largest economy -- is stabilizing after years of decline.

    Sales of single-family homes increased 7.2% in July from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.24 million units, the National Association of Realtors said Friday.

    The monthly increase was the largest since 1999, when the NAR began collecting data for all types of homes -- its measure includes condominiums and cooperative apartments. It marked the fourth monthly rise in a row. Sales also were up 5% from July 2008, showing the first gain from the year-earlier level since November 2005

    Housing Lifts Recovery Hopes By JAMES R. HAGERTY and NICK TIMIRAOS, WSJ. August 22, 2009

The below stats clarifies that above quoted WSJ article described only one side of the multilevel and multidimensional story:

By: Diana Olick, CNBC Real Estate Reporte, 21 Aug 2009

U.S. Existing Home Sales Yr/Yr
$0 - $100,000Up 38.8%
100,000 - $250,000Up 8.7%
$250,000 - $500,000Down 6.2%
$500,000 - $750,000Down 8.9%
$750,000 - $1,000,000Down 10.6%
$1,000,000 - $2,000,000Down 23.3%
$2,000,000 +Down 32.4%
Source: National Association of Realtors

Home-price index 1987-2008

House Prices Divide to Median Family Income

Mortgage Weekly Average Rates 1999-2009

Subprime Mortgage Loans 1994-2006

Real Estate Foreclosure Components Forecast

Building Permits  NAHB index, Real Estate

Number of Homes for sale

See also, the statistics related to the US housing market basic trends and factors:

Home Price Indices Standard & Poor, Case-Shiller

How many shares of the Dow Jones Industrial Average does it take to buy the Average U.S. House? House prices divided by Dow Industrial:

House prices divided by Dow Industrial, 1975-2009

How many Ounces of Gold does it take to buy the Average U.S. House? Average U.S. real estate price divided by gold:

House Average Price  Gold

World Gold Production:

Gold Production

San Francisco "Bay area", or so called "Silicon Valley" housing statistics
Price-Rent Ratios, 2008:

San Francisco Bay Area "Price - Rent Ratio" Map

International Comparison: Price-Rent Ratios:

Price-Rent Ratios

Why is the Germany Housing Market so different to the rest of countries ...? At first glance the below statistics can provide at least a clue:

Equity, Securisation in US and some other countries

At the same time the France ( No Mortgage Equilty withdrawal and No Securitisation) looks like "US of the Eurozone — at least when it comes to housing".

France US housing marlet comparison

Friday, February 23, 2007


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