The following sites provide government data and information related to U.S. and California real estate and construction:
Bloomberg is one of the world's leading financial databases and contains a significant amount of information related to real estate. Use Bloomberg equities search to locate publicly traded REIT company profiles and obtain performance data.
Bloomberg terminals are on-site only workstations available on the Malibu campus at the Payson Library and Drescher Library. These workstations are limited to Pepperdine students, staff, and faculty and require an account. Students can set up the account the first time they use one of the terminals. Special assistance from a library worker is required to use the Bloomberg Terminals at the Drescher Campus Library.
Bloomberg is a command driven system. Use Bloomberg commands to locate data and analysis specific to different ares in real estate such as data for specific REIT securities or trends in the Real Estate Industry. Some relevant real estate commands include:
Data includes current and historical (prior three years) home price values, sale pair counts, U.S. national values, tiered price indices, condominium values, and key housing indicators.
"The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices measures the residential housing market, tracking changes in the value of the residential real estate market in 20 metropolitan regions [including Los Angeles and San Francisco] across the United States. These indices use the repeat sales pricing technique to measure housing markets.
The[se] Indices are calculated monthly and published with a two month lag. New index levels are released at 9am Eastern Standard Time on the last Tuesday of every month.
In addition, the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index is a broader composite of single-family home price indices for the nine U.S. Census divisions and is calculated quarterly." (selected description from site)
Historical Case-Shiller National Home Price Indices (broken down by year and city) are available from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Research site. This site also provides additional historical data for the Household Sector including Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits, Housing Units Authorized, But Not Yet Started, Housing Starts, Housing Units Under Construction, and Housing Units Completed.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Existing-Home Sales Series is the premier measurement of the residential real estate market. On or about the 25th of each month, NAR releases statistics on sales and prices of existing single-family homes for the nation and the four regions. These figures include condos and co-ops, in addition to single-family homes. Updated each month, these reports are available free of charge in two formats — PDF for easy viewing and printing and Excel for database work.
NAR also provides a broad range of housing statistics that include the Pending Home Sales Index, the Housing Affordability Index, Metropolitan Median Home Prices and Affordability data, and County Median Home Prices and Monthly Mortgage Payment.
Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) was established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) and is responsible for the effective supervision, regulation, and housing mission oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) and the Federal Home Loan Bank System, which includes the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) and the Office of Finance. Since 2008, FHFA has also served as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.