Category Archives: real estate analytics

Posts about using analytical methods to understand real estate data.

Irvine Housing Blog becomes OC Housing News

From time to time, GlobalDecision provides in-depth analysis of the Irvine-area housing market as a contributor to the housing information and analysis blog run by Larry Roberts, known as IrvineRenter. Larry has expanded the scope of his blog to include … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Orange County (LAOC) Case-Shiller Nov 2011 Update

Powered by Tableau From the above chart, we can see the long term trend of home values in the Los Angeles / Orange County region. While prices have declined considerably from peak bubble pricing, prices are still elevated over pre-bubble … Continue reading

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New lower conforming loan limit impact on Irvine, CA

The above chart shows the distribution of home prices for all sales under $2M in Irvine, CA from 1/1/2010 through 7/31/2011. Irvine, CA is an expensive sub-market of an expensive region (Southern California). As a result, it is likely to … Continue reading

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Is owning a home riskier than renting?

What is Risk? Why is owning a home riskier than renting? One of Webster’s definitions for risk is listed as the “possibility of loss or injury.” Another definition states that risk is “the chance that an investment may lose value.” … Continue reading

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LAOC Case-Shiller vs Irvine Home Values

Global Decision has created the Global Decision Irvine Hedonic Home Price Index which calculates the quarterly value of Irvine home values over time, based on an underlying hedonic (multiple regression) approach. Our approach is motivated by the fact that median … Continue reading

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