One Housing Index to Rule Them All

Jonathan ScottHousing Bubble, Housing Index

The Housing Tides Index - The housing index to find healthy market fundamentals

Various industries and disciplines find it useful to create indices to measure a group of variables in composite as a means to describe something with one simple, aggregate number.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates the Consumer Price Index each month, measuring the prices for a basket of goods to extrapolate and describe the movement and general level of prices … Read More

Deep Dive with Dan – Trending Topics in August Housing News

Dan AllenHousing Bubble, Housing Inventory, Houston, Monthly Housing News

August Housing News 2017 Deep Dive with Dan

Each month, we use IBM Watson’s tools to assess the sentiment of hundreds of housing news articles about the US housing market. Overseeing that process is Tides analyst Dan Allen. Insightful and observant, he follows the media and helps us keep a pulse on what’s going on out there. Here are his observations on the top housing media trends in … Read More

Deep Dive with Dan

Dan AllenHousing Bubble, Housing Inventory, Monthly Housing News

Deep Dive with Dan Housing News Analysis

Each month, we use IBM Watson’s tools to assess the sentiment of hundreds of articles about the US housing market. Overseeing that process is Tides analyst Dan Allen. Insightful and observant, he follows the media and helps us keep a pulse on what’s going on out there. Here are his observations on the top housing media trends in June 2017: … Read More

Deep Dive with Dan

Dan AllenHousing Bubble, Housing Inventory, Monthly Housing News

Housing Tides news Analysis June 2017

Real estate web service Trulia released research finding that only 34% of U.S. homes have recovered the value lost during the housing bust and recession. While measures such as the Case-Shiller index show that house prices on average have recovered across the nation, the meteoric rise of home prices in San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and other markets obscures the much … Read More

Why Your Home is a Better Savings Account than Investment

Jonathan ScottHousing Bubble

Why Your Home is a Better Savings Account than Investment

Dr. Robert Shiller has long advocated for the idea that housing should be considered a consumption good and not an investment.  He helped develop the widely-used Case-Shiller Index measure of home prices and has suggested that over the long run real estate offers a rather poor return when considered alongside alternate investments.  In fact, real home prices rose 0.6% per … Read More