Homeownership – The American Dream Under Siege
In 2012 the economy continued to struggle, unemployment remained high, homeowners and now homeownership and the mortgage interest deduction were coming under attack. This report presents different sides and opinion on homeownership at the time.
Business Models – Innovative, Different or the Same?
In this report Realsure review innovative approaches that were launched between 2000 2010. The business models reviewed included: properties, Allison James, Connect Realty, eXp Realty, Nextage, Pedal to Properties, Professional One.
Consolidation – Field of Dreams
Consolidation in the real estate industry in the form of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) had primarily been generated by companies flush with cash or those with superior management talent.The primary driver has usually been to gain market share through expanded relationships or agent count. In 2011, however, there was another strong driver in the mix survival.
Global – Neighborhoods Around The World
This global real estate overview covers the largest economies around the world with at least one country included per continent. A short summary is providing for Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom.
Other Important Trends
The Chapter presents the trends that were regarded as significant to the real estate industry in 2011.
Commercial – The Time Bomb Just Keeps on Ticking
At the start of 2012, there was a belief that 2011 may have been the bottom for CRE and that any climb back out of the abyss is going to be a slow and gradual one, most likely occurring in 2012 and beyond. This report reviews the fundamentals of the commercial real estate market at the time.
Economy – Is Anything Working?
At the start of 2011, the economy was still unstable and lacking in confidence following one of the worst recessions in history. This report reviews the state of the economy at the time with specific reference to the housing market.