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Residential Real Estate Market: Industry Overviews & Market Analysis

Use this guide to locate real estate industry information.

Key Databases for Industry Overviews

Library databases listed below are available only to current Bentley students, faculty and staff.

IBISWorld Business Environment Reports

Search Tip: Some relevant reports specific to residential real estate include: Existing Home Sales, Housing Starts, Rental Vacancy Rates, Private Fixed Investment - Residential, Mortgage Interest Rates, Private New Residential Building Permits, Property Yields - REIT Dividend Yields, Residential Buildings - Value of Construction, and House Price Index.

  1. The above-noted reports can be found under the following categories listed on the Business Environment Research Reports page: [Domestic Economy & External Accounts], [Financial Market], and [Goods and Services].  Select one of these categories. 
  2. Locate the report(s) of interest.

MarketLine Industry Profile (Ebsco: Business Source Complete)

Search for Real Estate Industry Profile: North America under Industry Profiles In Business Source Complete for the latest information on the real estate market, value and forecast.

Plunkett Research

Search Tip: Locate the Real Estate and Construction report from the alphabetical list of industry research centers.

Standard & Poor's Net Advantage

Search Tip: Home Building and REIT (Real Estate Investment Trusts) are the relevant industry reports.

  1. Search "Homebuilding" or "Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS)" in the SEARCH box.

Current Market Analysis

The resource listed below is freely available and provides analysis of current market conditions.

 U.S. Housing Market Conditions Quarterly Publication

Available freely from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this quarterly publication dates back to 1994 online and details national and regional market trends and predictions.

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University is a resource for scholars, public and private sector leaders, housing practitioners and policymakers on issues that illuminate housing's critical role in the economy and in communities.

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts  - Nareit® is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets.