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Income gap fuels US housing weakness

The disparity between rich US metropolitan regions like Boston and poor cities like Cincinnati is at its widest since records began in 1969 Asia homepage

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Mumbai housing: only the richest can buy

Academic estimates it takes 580 years of an average Indian annual income to buy a flat in the centre of the financial capital Asia homepage

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Initial Claims Below Record Lows Of Housing Bubble Show Economic Distortion, Overheating

Initial claims for unemployment are below bubble record levels after first reaching that extreme in September of last year. The warning signs of a distorted, maladjusted, overheated economy continue. The headline, seasonally adjusted (not actual) number for initial unemployment claims … Continue reading

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Housing market bubble feared in Brazil

Economists warn that a property bubble may be building in Latin America’s largest economy, where house prices have tripled since 2008 Asia homepage

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Pope Resources: Vulnerable To A Housing Slowdown; Overpriced By 50%

By Fincom Investment Partners: “The housing market is softer than people think,” (Jeffery) Gundlach said, pointing to a slowdown in mortgage refinancing, the time it’s taking to liquidate defaulted loans and shares of homebuilders that have dropped 16 percent since … Continue reading

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Ply Gem: Fallen Angel IPO With Upside Potential As Housing Market Recovers

By Soha Group: Ply Gem (PGEM) IPO-ed in May 2013, just as the spike in interest rates and mortgage rates led to a sell-off in housing-related stocks. Ply Gem’s stock price got off to a disappointing start and it is … Continue reading

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Israeli Move Over Housing Poses a Threat to Peace Talks – New York Times

New York Times Israeli Move Over Housing Poses a Threat to Peace TalksNew York TimesJERUSALEM — The troubled Middle East peace talks that started this summer threatened to collapse on Tuesday over what the Israeli government described as a routine … Continue reading

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Senior Housing Will Never Get Old

By Portfolio Management 101: Many Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) were adversely impacted by the dramatic rise in interest rates in May and June 2013. Despite trading like equities, REITs are considered a ‘high yield’ play and were impacted by … Continue reading

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Barratt Developments: The Best Way To Play The UK Housing Recovery

By James Yardley: Barratt Developments (OTC:OTC:BTDPF) is one of the largest UK building companies with a market cap of £3 billion. It has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1968. The company has been recovering since the financial … Continue reading

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Canada’s housing market teeters precariously

As home prices rally and construction projects proliferate industry analysts say the country’s property sector is perched at its peak Asia homepage

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