Skip to main content

Leon Hess Business School

Real Estate Research Sources

DATA

  • American Housing Survey (AHS) – COMPS from the U.S. Census Bureau
     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
  • 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
  • CBRE
    www.cbre.us/ – Partners with Torto Wheaton; free global commercial and industrial market info
  • Census of Housing – Includes Census and American Fact Finder
    www.census.gov/topics/housing.html – Housing characteristics including tables of the past 60 years
  • Colliers International Market Reports
    www2.colliers.com/en – Free quarterly reports on economic commercial property and includes city submarkets
  • 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
    www.hud.gov – 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
  • Fannie Mae: FNMA
    www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html – 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 Resource and Document Library
    www.fema.gov/resource-document-library – Maps, publications, photographs, audio and video clips, and other information
  • FFIEC
    www.ffiec.gov and geomap.ffiec.gov/FFIECGeocMap/GeocodeMap1.aspx – 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/pages/default.aspx – Secondary mortgage-backed securities
  • Global Real Analytics
    www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/880599Z:US – 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 Metrostudy
    www.metrostudy.com – Free housing market information
  • Housing Topics
    www.census.gov/topics/housing.html – Includes vacancies, housing survey, and apartment market absorption
  • 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
  • Local Population Statistics and Maps: American FactFinder from the U.S. Census
  • 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.corelogic.com/solutions/marshall-swift.aspx – Residential and commercial appraisal solutions
  • Moody’s
    www.moodys.com – Independent credit ratings, research, and financial information for capital markets
  • Mortgage 101
    www.mortgage101.com/article/commercial-property-types – Web site for different commercial classes that includes links to CoStar
  • National Appraisal Estimator
    www.craftsman-book.com/national-appraisal-estimator-online-software – Online estimates for home construction and replacement costs that include materials, design, quality, size, shape, heating, cooling, and geographic area
  • NAR Research Division
    www.nar.realtor – 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: NAREIT
    www.reit.com – Free stats on individual REITS and industry as a whole
  • Real Capital Markets
    www.rcm1.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.ree.com – Online price and mortgage information for business and commercial properties
  • 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
  • SITUS RERC
    www.situs.com/services-2/situs-rerc/ – One of the first firms dedicated to providing real estate valuation advisory services in the US and Europe.
  • Standard and Poors (S&P)
    www.standardandpoors.com/en_US/web/guest/home – Indices\Case-Shiller Metro Area Home Price Indices and free neighborhood housing stock info, and average and aggregate values
  • Urban Land Institute
    www.uli.org – Income and expense data for commercial rental units and shopping centers
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook

MAPS