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Leon Hess Business School

Real Estate Research Sources

DATA

    • Bluebook International
www.bluebook.net – The Bluebook — Residential Cost Data URAR cost approach challenges.
    • Builder Online
www.builderonline.com – Home sale predictions and information for the home building industry and vital economic statistics for the home building industry
    • American Housing Survey (AHS) – 2001 – COMPS from the U.S. Census Bureau
 https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs.html – National and metropolitan data on residential vacancies, number of rooms, rents, mobile homes, median value of home and occupancy demographics
    • Building-Cost.net
www.building-cost.net – Online estimates for home construction and replacement costs that include materials, design, quality, size, shape, heating, cooling, and geographic area
    • CB Richard Ellis
www.cbre.com – Partners with Torto Wheaton; free global commercial and industrial market info
    • Census of Housing – 2000 – Includes Census and American Fact Finder
https://www.census.gov/topics/housing.html – Housing characteristics including tables of the past 60 years
    • Colliers International Market Reports
www.colliers.com – Free quarterly reports on economic commercial property and includes city submarkets
    • Commercial Property News
directories.vnuemedia.com/cpnsurvey/ – Lists surveys from top real estate developers; leading hotel companies; leading industrial real estate investors and developers; top buyers of commercial real estate; leading brokerage firms; top direct lenders; top mortgage bankers and brokers; subscription to DATA Center, commercial including hospitality information; search by regions, property type, financial, and business specialty.
    • Commercial Real Estate Outlook from NAR Research Division
www.realtor.org – Cap and vacancy rates for commercial properties
    • Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, US.: Housing and Urban Development: HUD
portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD – Regulations and forms for buying, renting, fair housing, and home improvements
    • Dodge Data & Analytics
www.construction.com/ – Construction analysis, forecasts, trends and current cost estimate service for construction and improvements
    • Dollars & Cents of Multifamily Housing
www.uli.org – Income and expense data for commercial rental units and shopping centers
    • Fannie Mae: FNMA
www.fanniemae.com – Online tools, rules, guidelines, and secondary mortgage services
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA
www.fema.gov – Disaster information from the Department of Homeland Security
    • FEMA Reference Materials
www.fema.gov/library – Maps, publications, photographs, audio and video clips, and other information
    • Federal Housing Administration: FHA
www.hud.gov
    • FFIEC
www.ffiec.gov and www.ffiec.gov/Geocode/ – Census demographic, census income, census population, and census housing
    • Freddie Mac: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
www.freddiemac.com – Corporate services and information on residential secondary mortgage market information and earnings
    • Ginnie Mae: GNMA
www.ginniemae.gov – Secondary mortgage-backed securities
    • Global Real Analytics
www.graglobal.com – Historical data for prices, rents, and cap rates. For most markets, time series goes back to 1985. National Real Estate Index. NREI Value and rent monitor, market history report, metro market outlook, market score forecast, and custom data set.
    • Hanley-Wood Market Intelligence
www.hwmarketintelligence.com – Free housing market information
    • Housing Topics
www.census.gov/topics/housing.html – Includes vacancies, housing survey, and apartment market absorption
    • HUD Programs
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD – Multi-housing and single-family housing programs
    • Institute of Real Estate Management: IREM
www.irem.org – Income and expense analysis for conventional apartments, federally assisted apartments, condos, office buildings, and shopping centers
    • Integra Realty Resources: IRR
www.irr.com – Commercial cap rate discussion in Viewpoint
    • Internal Revenue Service: IRS
www.irs.gov – Forms, statistics, and bulletins by topics, and other information for charities and other nonprofits, corporations, individuals, professionals, partnerships, and small business
    • Korpacz Real Estate Investor Survey: Price Waterhouse Coopers
www.pwcreval.com – Cap rates, cash flow assumptions, and market information
    • Local Population Statistics and Maps: U.S. Census
factfinder.census.gov
    • Government, U.S. Maps from Census: Maps by Zip Code
factfinder.census.gov
    • LoopNet
www.loopnet.com – Commercial leases and sales
    • Marcus & Millichap Group
www.marcusmillichap.com – Free local market reports for office, hotel, apartment, etc., and includes employment, construction, vacancy, and rent
    • Marshall and Swift: The Building Cost People
www.marshallswift.com – Residential and commercial appraisal solutions
    • Moody’s
www.moodys.com/cust/ – Independent credit ratings, research, and financial information for capital markets
    • Mortgage 101
www.mortgage101.com/Articles/ – Web site for different commercial classes that includes links to CoStar
    • NAR Research Division
www.realtor.org – Free housing information and statistics
    • National Association of Home Builders
www.nahb.org – New housing starts, prices, construction costs, financing, and economic forecasts
    • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts: NAREI
www.nareit.com – Free stats on individual REITS and industry as a whole
    • Price Waterhouse Coopers: Korpacz Real Estate Investor Survey
www.pwcreval.com – Yield and dividend comparisons, key value indicators by market, marketing time, forecast periods, and growth rates and reports covering retail, office, industrial, multifamily, and net lease markets and cap rates
    • Real Capital Markets
realcapitalmarkets.com and Real Capital Analytics www.rcanalytics.com – Data on real estate investment markets for hotels, office, industrial, retail, and apartments
    • Real Estate Exchange.com
www.realestateexchange.com – Online price and mortgage information for business and commercial properties
    • Real Estate Research Corporation: RERC
www.rerc.com – In collaboration with Counselors of Real Estate; quarterly investment survey which includes cap rates for income-producing properties; historical data
    • Realty Rates.com
www.RealtyRates.com – Quarterly publication of national mortgage and equity requirements, cap and discount rates, reserve requirements, and interim financing rates for income; Reed construction cost estimates and data
    • REIS
www.reis.com – Property news and rent and sales comparisons for office, industrial, multifamily (134 market areas), and retail
    • Standard and Poors (S&P)
www2.standardandpoors.com – Indices\Case-Shiller Metro Area Home Price Indices and free neighborhood housing stock info, and average and aggregate values
    • Torto Wheaton Research
www.tortowheatonresearch.com – Partners with CB Richard Ellis; research data on office, industrial, multi-housing, hotel, and retail
    • U.S. Census Bureau
    • U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

MAPS

    • British Columbia Floodplain Mapping Program
srmwww.gov.bc.ca/rib/wat/fpm/ – Floodplain maps and associated design briefs
    • Digital Media Service/Floodmaps
www.floodmaps.com – Online flood data and FEMA maps
    • ESRI
www.esri.com – GIS and mapping software
    • FEMA Maps: Federal Emergency Management Agency (Some areas are very out-of-date)
https://msc.fema.gov/portal – Public access to online hazard maps including earthquake, hurricane, and flood. Data exchange site, and GIS mapping products and data
    • FFIEC
www.ffiec.gov and www.ffiec.gov/Geocode/ – Recent flood map information and census demographic, census income, census population, and census housing
    • Flood Maps Online
www.floodmaps.com – From Digital Media Services, nationwide coverage, census tract included, printable maps
    • Government, U.S. Maps from Census
factfinder.census.gov – Maps by zip code
    • Policy Maps
www.policymap.com – Local and national maps by categories of data
    • TIGER: Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing – from U.S. Census Bureau
 https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/geography.html – Census and GIS maps
    • Flood Insights
www.floodinsights.com – Monthly updated maps for flood zones
    • Google Maps
maps.google.com – Free aerial search by location, business, index
    • MapQuest
www.mapquest.com – Street maps and aerial photos
    • National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
ngs.woc.noaa.gov – Aerial photograph survey near airports and coastal regions; maps and charts specifically for transportation and navigation, and standards for geodetic systems
    • National Resources Conservation Service
soils.usda.gov – Department of Agriculture soil maps
    • NOAA Satellite and Information Service
noaasis.noaa.gov/NOAASIS/ml/ – Information page in form of questions includes close-up satellite imagery
    • Rockford Map Publishers
www.rockfordmap.com – Land ownership and plata data for public and private sectors
    • Spot Image
www.spot.com – Optical satellite images for cartography, defense, agriculture, identifying cadastral parcels, urban planning, telecommunications, the environment, and disaster management
    • The National Map
www.nationalmap.gov – From the U.S. Geological Survey
    • U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey: National Geologic Map Database
ngmdb.usgs.gov – Earth resources, geophysics, geochemistry, and marine geology