Renting a home is better than buying as home price levels increase, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Renting a home is better than buying as home price levels increase, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

The cost of homeownership is outpacing the cost of renting in major markets, according to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, and making renting more affordable. In the first quarter of 2020, renting was a smarter choice in cities across the Southeast, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest. The current index includes only the […]

FIU Hollo School’s real estate research remains in the top 2 globally.

FIU Hollo School marks fifth consecutive year at top of international research rankings.

FIU Business’ Hollo School of Real Estate was ranked #1 in the U.S. and #2 globally by the Journal of Real Estate Literature for the fifth consecutive year, continuing a remarkable record of research achievement for the Chapman Graduate School program. The Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) rankings highlight faculty and university contributions to the […]

Housing in South Florida is more affordable relative to income, BH&J index reveals.

Housing in South Florida is more affordable relative to income, BH&J index reveals.

The price of homes in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties continues to decline in terms of both property price relative to household income and mortgage payment as a percentage of income, according to the latest BH&J Housing Affordability Index from Florida International University’s College of Business and Florida Atlantic University. The report brings good […]

BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index: As property price appreciation slows, the index edges toward the buy territory.

BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index: As property price appreciation slows, the index edges toward the buy territory.

Property appreciation is slowing in housing markets across the U.S., inching toward a buyer’s market, according to the latest national index produced by Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) and Florida Atlantic University faculty. The Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index reveals that during the third quarter of this year, […]

FIU College of Business

MSIRE accredited by prominent international group Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) program at FIU Business’ Hollo School of Real Estate has been accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a worldwide organization for professionals in property, land, construction and related environmental issues. It’s a new mark of distinction for the program. FIU Business is now […]

BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index: In Miami, it’s better to rent; if you’re in Chicago, time to buy.

BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index: In Miami, it’s better to rent; if you’re in Chicago, time to buy.

The pressure on the demand for homeownership is declining in major U.S. markets and competition for renting is growing, according to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index. The index reveals that during the second quarter of this year, 19 of the 23 markets tracked are well above their long-term buy […]

FIU Hollo School

Distinguished real estate research puts FIU Hollo School at top of international rankings.

For the fourth consecutive year, FIU Business’ Hollo School of Real Estate was ranked #1 in the U.S. and #2 globally by the Journal of Real Estate Literature. The Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) rankings highlight faculty and university contributions to the field of real estate research from 2014-2018. “The key to our continuous success […]

Butters family scholarship helps FIU real estate grads pay down debt and start anew.

Butters family scholarship helps FIU real estate grads pay down debt and start anew.

When Jarrod Woodley started his Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) at Florida International University’s College of Business, he brought with him a history of failures but a perseverance to turn things around. Ten months later, at the Hollo School of Real Estate program’s graduation dinner on June 30, 2019, he not only […]

South Florida housing turns marginally more affordable, university real estate index shows.

South Florida housing turns marginally more affordable, university real estate index shows.

Housing across South Florida is becoming slightly more affordable, according to the latest housing affordability index from Florida International University (FIU) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). The quarterly Beracha, Hardin and Johnson Housing Affordability Index measures the percentage of income dedicated to housing payments, and the cost of homeownership relative to average annual income, in […]