Monthly Archives: February 2014

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

From HousingWire: NAR’s chief economist said what about the housing market Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, caught HousingWire’s eye with his recent remarks at the Alabama Commercial Real Estate conference. Yun gave a decidedly candid … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 146 Comments

Where will the boomers all go?

From Bloomberg: Boomers Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out of U.S. Labor Force When Robin McLane’s generation hit public schools in the 1950s, there were never enough classrooms or teachers to accommodate the bulge, she said. So she’s not surprised … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery | 79 Comments

Tidal wave of resets? Not likely

From the NYT: Repaying Home Equity Loans Borrowers who opened home-equity lines of credit at the height of the housing bubble should brace for stiff increases in their monthly payments. Helocs, as they’re known, were aggressively marketed from 2004 to … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, Mortgages | 42 Comments

Will 2014 be the year of inventory?

From Bloomberg: Home Sellers Return for U.S. Spring Market as Buyers Get Relief Suzanne Baker and her siblings bought a foreclosed home in Atlanta two years ago, added a fourth bathroom, then waited for values to rebound before considering a … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 84 Comments

HARP 3 not quite dead yet

From HousingWire: Find out who wants to force HARP 3.0 A homeowner advocacy group wants to make HARP 3.0 happen, and they’ve launched a petition to do just that. The group, makeharp3happen.com, launched a new “We the People” Whitehouse.gov petition … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, Mortgages, Politics | 53 Comments

Homeownership vs Headship

From the Atlantic: Why We Shouldn’t Obsess Over the Falling Homeownership Rate In the midst of the recession, millions of Americans began to “double up,” in the language of demographers: Parents moved in with their children, recent college graduates returned … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Recovery, New Development | 65 Comments

Clear Capital: Return to peak in 2021

From HousingWire: Home prices won’t return to peak levels until when? Home prices are growing slowly but remain in line with inflation, Clear Capital reported Monday morning in its Home Data Index, but at this pace it will be 2021 … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 142 Comments

A peek at South Jersey real estate

From the Press of Atlantic City: Home sales on rise, but prices falling across South Jersey Across a diverse South Jersey real estate market, some noticeable trends emerged in 2013, according to an analysis by The Press of Atlantic City … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, New Jersey Real Estate | 32 Comments