User’s Guide to the Research Reports

Better Decisions Through Better Data

Alpha Real Estate Partners’ research tools are designed to give you an intuitive and easy way to understand the economic realities affecting a particular real estate market – allowing you to make better decisions through better data.

Monthly macro-economic summary for the United States.
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Metro Area
Economics & housing – every metro area, updated monthly.
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Single Property
Map and research any address in the U.S.
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Property Portfolio
Tackle multiple properties all at once.
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Other Internet Resources

Data resources and tools that have helped us in our research needs.
Census Bureau
American Community Survey
Current Population Estimates and Historical Population Estimates (by metropolitan area)
Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics
Definition and maps of metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas
Monthly Building Permits Survey
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Building Permits
Fair Market Rents
Location Affordability Portal
State of the Cities Data System
Housing Price Indices
Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA)
Freddie Mac
Other useful sites
EPA’s Cleanups in my Community
Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey residential mortgage rate data
Geek Estate: Real Estate Technology
Landlord-Tenant State Laws & Regulations summary by Landlordology
The National Map
The NIST’s primer on time zones and the time-zone reference listing from NOAA.
Small Business Administration’s Open Data Sources
GIS boundaries for mapping are available at Natural Earth and Global Administrative Areas

A Note on Opening the Files

PDF files requires Adobe Acrobat; you may download a free reader from Adobe.

Excel files requires Microsoft Excel 2007, or newer. If you have an older version of Excel you can try the free converter from Microsoft.

December 13, 2016