Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index
The question is whether it’s better within a given real-estate market to buy or to take the money that would be spent on owning (not as a landlord) and rather plow that into the stock market at the average return rate at the time.
Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a monthly index designed to gauge overall economic activity and related inflationary pressure. The CFNAI is released at 8:30 a.m. ET on scheduled days, normally toward the end of each calendar month.
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Freddie Mac MiMi — National
Each month the Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) provides housing data with local market context for lenders, real estate experts, analysts, economists, reporters, and other industry professionals.
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IMF Global Housing Watch
The Global Housing Watch tracks development in housing markets around the world to assess whether they are a cause for cheer or concern. The IMF Global House Price Index is based on developments in over 50 countries over the past 30 years.
International Code Council (ICC)
The ICC develops model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
Resource for investing: education, personal finance, market analysis, free trading-simulators
National Apartment Association (NAA)
Serves the interests of multifamily-housing owners, managers, developers, and suppliers; promotes a high level of professionalism in the multifamily-housing industry to better serve the rental-housing needs of the public
Real Estate Economics
Real estate economics is the application of economic techniques to real estate markets. It tries to describe, explain, and predict patterns of prices, supply, and demand. The closely related fields of housing economics is narrower in scope, concentrating
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
National association representing the real-estate-finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the US
The US Drought Monitor
The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.