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Entries by Jed Kolko from 07/2012

Rising Home Prices Can't Keep Up With Rent Increases

| Posted 07.05.2012 | Business

Prices are rising in at-risk metros because prices have fallen so far that they've attracted interest from prospective investors and international homebuyers, whose interest in U.S. homes can be volatile; in contrast, prices are rising in the in-the-clear metros primarily due to job growth.

Housing Misery in the Swing States

| Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

Housing got little play during the Republican primary season, but will it get any attention in the general election?

My City Went Bankrupt -- Should I Flee?

| Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

In recent weeks, three California cities have filed for bankruptcy: Stockton, Mammoth Lakes, and San Bernardino. If you live there, should you get out of town? And if you don't live there, should you worry that your city is next?

Rising U.S. Prices Turn Off Foreign House Hunters

| Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

What do foreigners' favorite metros have in common? Two things: nice winters and big price declines during the housing bust. Foreigners want sunshine and bargains. The relationship between price declines and foreign share is especially strong.

Trulia's Housing Barometer: Tighter Inventory Complicates the Recovery

| Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

Averaging these three back-to-normal percentages together, the market is now 32 percent of the way back to normal -- the lowest level in 2012 but still well above June 2011, when the market was 22 percent back to normal. Cause for concern? Depends who you are.