Is the Market Moving Deeper into Buying Territory?

first_imgSubscribe September 14, 2016 925 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty indicates the United States housing market as a whole is moving marginally deeper into buy territory. According to the recent report from the university, this trend suggests that, on average, the majority of housing markets around the country are in good shape and remain a sound investment.The report states that based on numbers from the end of the second quarter, the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index comes on the heels of the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which found home prices climbed nationally 5.1 percent since June 2015. The report also states that both indexes incorporate property appreciation from housing markets around the country, but unlike Case-Shiller, the BH&J Index adds additional rental, maintenance, and alternative investment data streams, among others, to indicate when and why housing markets might be changing direction.”Housing prices, in general, continue to slow and when considered in light of the recent trends in the Buy vs. Rent Index signal that ownership remains an excellent investment for the majority of Americans,” said Ken Johnson, Ph.D., a real estate economist who is one of the index’s authors and an associate dean of graduate programs and professor in FAU’s College of Business.The report states that they believe the U.S. housing market has moved marginally more in favor of homeownership over renting a comparable property and investing monthly rent savings in a portfolio of stocks and bonds. The report also states that overall, 15 of the 23 metropolitan markets investigated are trending more in favor of ownership since last quarter.Additionally, the report shows that cities such as Honolulu, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle are considered to be minimally in rent territory and show signs of slowing. It is also noted that the U.S. as a whole and all but three of the remaining metro areas remain in buy territory, favoring ownership as a way to create more wealth, on average.”Many of the hardest hit metropolitan areas during the real estate crash are showing signs of resilience as the cost of ownership relative to the cost of renting remains more in balance,” said Eli Beracha, Ph.D., co-author of the index and assistant professor in FIU’s T&S Hollo School of Real Estate. “There are very few signs to indicate a market crash in these cities.” Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Is the Market Moving Deeper into Buying Territory? Home / Daily Dose / Is the Market Moving Deeper into Buying Territory?center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Homeownership Housing Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: New Tool Launched for REO Market Next: Staying Current with the Changing REO Space Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Homeownership Housing Market 2016-09-14 Kendall Baer in Daily Dose, Featured, News About Author: Kendall Baerlast_img read more

Keatley ready for Sexton to return

first_img Keatley declared “you need Johnny Sexton in your team” in accepting his fate for France’s Dublin visit – but refused to give up on his Test dream despite a refreshingly frank personal appraisal. “To be honest Johnny’s done so well over the last three or four years he deserves the number-one position,” said Keatley. “He’s one of the best out-halves in the world so to be honest I presume that he’s going to be straight in there for the French match, even though he hasn’t played in a while. “He’s still been keeping fit and you need Johnny Sexton in your team. “I can take a lot of confidence from playing in Italy, but also I need to know where I want to get to. “I know that Johnny is number one, but you can’t just accept that. If you’re looking to play second-fiddle to someone the whole time you’re not going to improve personally. “So that’s what I want to do, I want to keep improving and just keep challenging Johnny and hopefully play in more big games like this. “With the sub position I don’t know what’s going to happen there, I’m just delighted with the win in Italy first and foremost. Press Association “And I can still iron out things in my performance. I’m sure I’ll go through it with Joe (Schmidt) and just look to improve.” Ireland boss Schmidt admitted he felt nerves caught Keatley out at several stages during his fourth Test cap at the Stadio Olimpico. Keatley conceded Ireland’s head coach called his nerves correctly, but pledged to keep his emotions in check in future. The utility playmaker traversed a provincial Odyssey with Leinster and Connacht before finding his Thomond Park niche at Muster and admitted using his circuitous route to the top as his current Test match motivation. “A few times leading up to the match I got nervous, I was just thinking to myself that I remembered watching Ireland winning the Six Nations in France last year,” said Keatley. “And I just remembered how much at the time I wanted to be there. “I was actually watching it on my own at home and I really wanted to be out there. “So whenever I got nervous in the week leading up to this game I just reminded myself, ‘This is where you want to be, so suck it up’. “Nerves can be a positive or a negative in a match, everyone gets nervous because it means so much to you. “If you didn’t get nervous it probably wouldn’t mean much to you. “So it’s just a few deep breaths, with the kicking, out of hand there’s a couple I rushed, but after the first 10 minutes once I got settled I felt comfortable out there. “Not everyone can be a superstar and just break through, you need a little bit of luck. “I’ve made some big decisions in my career, going to Connacht and then Munster: I’ve just been working hard so that if I ever did get this opportunity I would be ready for it. “It is a bit of a roundabout route, but a lot of players have to do it that way. “A lot of players get lucky breaks, they get in, but a lot have to work like I did, to keep fighting and keep improving. “And then some players just fall off as well. And that’s the highs and lows of rugby. “Some players might have to retire through injury, there’s so many ways that make or break you. “It’s a long way around but I’m here at the moment and hopefully I’m going to stay here.” Ian Keatley expects Johnny Sexton to reclaim Ireland’s number 10 jersey – but claimed as “one of the best out-halves in the world” he fully deserves to. Keatley posted a 100 per cent goal-kicking record on his RBS 6 Nations debut as Ireland eased past Italy 26-3 with a staccato performance in Rome. The 27-year-old conceded Sexton should start against France on Saturday, however, with the Racing Metro playmaker finally free to return after an enforced 12-week concussion lay-off. last_img read more

Augusta National says next month’s Masters golf tournament is postponed

first_img March 13, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Augusta National says next month’s Masters golf tournament is postponed.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press center_img Augusta National says next month’s Masters golf tournament is postponedlast_img

Croatia Sends England Back Home

first_imgEngland’s bid to reach a first World Cup final since 1966 came to an end in the last four as they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow.FC Juventus striker, Mario Mandzukic was the hero of the night after he scored the match winner in the 109th minute, connecting from left side from Ivan Perisic’s flick-on into the area.Perisic’s volley sent the match into extra time after Kieran Trippier had given England a fifth-minute lead with a sublime free-kick. Unfancied before the competition, Gareth Southgate’s young side defied expectations by reaching the semi-finals, but were undone by an experienced Croatia side.England, playing in their first World Cup semi-final since 1990, got the perfect start through Trippier’s brilliant free-kick and Croatia were finding it extremely difficult to deal with England’s high-tempo game.Harry Kane could have doubled the lead but was denied by goalkeeper Danijel Subasic and Jesse Lingard placed a shot wide from a good position.Croatia grew into the game in the second half and equalised through Perisic, and the Inter Milan winger hit the post with a low drive shortly after.In extra time John Stones saw a header cleared off the line, while Pickford made a brilliant save from Mandzukic’s close range effort – but the Everton man could do nothing about the winner.England will now play Belgium in Saturday’s third/fourth place play-off in St Petersburg.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more