Links and Articles

Home prices ‘bottoming now,’ BofA Merrill Lynch analysts say …
     Kerry Curry,, March 22, 2012 .

The one number to watch for a housing recovery …
     Nin-Hai Tseng, Fortune Magazine, March 20, 2012

On a list of the best 100 markets to invest in rental properties, California is tops. … (The Wall Street Journal), March 9, 2012 .

Housing Lays Foundation for Rebound as Buyers Coaxed Back …
     John Gittelsohn, Steve Matthews and Chris Christoff,, 1 Mar, 2012 .

Distressed Sacramento-area homeowners get $1.2 billion in foreclosure settlement …
    Rick Daysog, Sacramento Bee, 10 Feb 2012.

Investors with Cash fuel uptick in SF Bay Area Home Sales …
     RISMedia, 30 Jan 2012.

Housing Crisis to End in 2012 as Banks Loosen Credit Standards …
     Krista Franks,, 24 Jan 2012.

Private Equity Readying a Run on Foreclosures …
     Diana Olick,,Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012.

GI Partners in Menlo Park, CA, plans to invest $250 million in an Oakland-based company that buys foreclosed homes at discounts and rents them out to tenants…
     Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal, Wedsnesday, 11 January 2012.

Home prices are stabilizing and starting to rise. There will be an increasing numbers of home sales…
     Dave Liniger, Chairman RE/MAX, 6 January, 2012.

“Residential Housing Ready to Awaken?”
     Albert Bozzo, Sr Editor,, Friday, 9 Dec 2011

“Higher home prices in California could come roaring back”
    Karina Rusk, KGO-TV San Francisco, November 7, 2011

“San Jose, CA: One of the Cities Where Home Values will rise in 2011”, November, 2011

“Multiple Signs point to Real Estate Rebound”
    RIS Media, October 25, 2011

“Buy House, Get a Visa: Two US Senators are preparing to introduce a bipartisan bill Thursday that would give residence visas to foreigners who spend at least $500,000 to buy houses in the U.S.”
    Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2011

“3 signs of sunshine for California real estate”
    Bernice Ross, Inman News, October 6, 2011

“5 signs real estate recovery is near”
    Bernice Ross, Inman News, October 6, 2011

“Home sales actually better than what the National Association of Realtors says.”
    Lee Adler, Market Watch, Sept 29, 2011

“For international buyers, U.S. real estate is the new undervalued asset, the new fire sale, and foreigners are big buyers of luxury properties. International clients bought $82 billion worth of U.S. residential real estate last year, up from $66 billion in 2009…”
    Michelle Conlin, Associated Press, Sept 21, 2011

“Why is Greg Rand, so optimistic about the housing market?”
    Greg Rand, RISMedia, Aug 29, 2011

“Waypoint Homes buys, fixes, rents foreclosed homes…. Bay Area home values had fallen so much yet rents were stable, so they gave better returns than any asset class.”
    Carolyn Said, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle, August 21, 2011

“For foreigners, the American Dream is very much alive”
    Nin-Hai Tseng, CNN Money, Aug 17, 2011

“S.F. apartment rent rises as vacancy rates fall”
    Carolyn Said, S.F. Chronicle Staff Writer, Aug 11, 2011

“Foreign Investors Will Not Save U.S. Housing But May Help Some States”
    Krista Franks, DS News, Aug 4, 2011

McKinley Capital Partners, recently teamed up with Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, with plans to buy at least 500 more foreclosed homes in the next year in the Bay Area ….
     Robbie Whelan, Wall Street Journal, 4 August, 2011.

“Affluent Buyers Reviving Market for Miami Homes”
    David Streitfeld, New York Times, Jul 26, 2011

“Foreign investors snapping up choice Silicon Valley property”
    Patrick May & Pete Carey, Mercury, Jul 18, 2011

“Home Prices Exploding in Silicon Valley Amid More Millionaires”
    Dan Levy,, Jun 15, 2011

“Foreign Buyers Getting Firesale Prices on U.S. Housing”
    Kathleen Madigan, Wall Street Journal Blogs, May 18, 2011

“Calling a bottom- now is time to buy real estate”
    Cody Willard, Economy, Revolutionomics, Stocks, Tech, May 7, 2011

“Housing crash is getting worse ….. But all this bearish news makes me bullish”
    Brett Arends, MarketWatch, May 9, 2011

“Vulture Investing. Why two guys are betting $200 million on housing”
    Bill Saporito, Time Magazine, April 11, 2011

Cash-Paying Vultures Pick Bones of U.S. Housing Market as Mortgages Dry Up
    John Gittelsohn , Bloomberg, Mar 28, 2011

“Real estate: It’s time to buy again, Forget stocks. Don’t bet on gold. After four years of plunging home prices, the most attractive asset class in America is housing.”

    Shawn Tully, Fortune Magazine, Mar 28, 2011

“According to Real Capital Analytics, 2010 marked a return of foreigners to American real estate as investment doubled to $8 billion — and a lot of that capital, like goose migrations, came south from Canada…..    some newer players have emerged: South Koreans and Israelis.”
    Steve Bergsman, Inman News, March 4, 2011

“The Best and Worst Cities for Home Values in 2011… California is rebounding with the most metros on the Top 10 list: San Jose (No. 1), Santa Ana (No. 2) and San Diego (No. 5) offer housing markets where property prices are expected to rise steadily over the next three years. “
    Morgan Brennan, Finance, January 24, 2011

“The United States provided the best opportunity for capital appreciation..”

    AFIRE  (The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate), Jan 2011

7 Reasons Why Now is a Great Time to Buy
    Keller Williams Realty, Q1 2011

“Low valuation, high current yield and long-term appreciation potential make SFHRPs (single family home rental properties) an intelligent investment for institutional investors. ”
    Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., Dec. 2010

“John Paulson says: ‘If you don’t own a home buy one’, ‘if you own one home, buy another one, and if you own two homes buy a third and lend your relatives the money to buy a home.’.”
    Robert Lenzner, Forbes, Sep 27, 2010.

“International Interest in U.S. Homeownership Increases…. the value and desirability of U.S. real estate, and the emerging economic recovery, continue to drive international interest in owning a home in this country… The U.S. continues to be a top destination for international buyers from all over the world.”
    National Association of Realtors, July 2010.

“Chinese bargain hunters are preparing to descend on American cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, where homeowners have suffered some of the steepest price falls in the US.”

    Financial Times, Dec 5, 2008

“It’s a tough market. It’s a horrible market,” ….  But “this is the absolute time to buy. It’s not the time to sell.”

    Donald Trump, Aug 2008.

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