Category Archives: Housing Bubble

Up Up and Away!

From HousingWire: Home prices hit yet another new all-time high Home prices increased in the second quarter of 2017 to yet another all-time high due to low levels of housing supply, according to the latest quarterly report from the National … Continue reading

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Smaller down payments gaining popularity

From CNBC: Homebuyers put less and less skin in the game, adding to the market’s overall risk It feels like deja vu in mortgage land all over again. Homebuyers are increasingly opting to put less money down when purchasing their … Continue reading

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Ready for another bubble?

From CNBC: Home price gains are accelerating again, and in some cities those values are overheating. Four of the nation’s largest cities are now considered overvalued, according to CoreLogic. Home prices in Denver, Houston, Miami and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan … Continue reading

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Exurb Puff Piece? Smells like a bubble

From the NY Times: Extreme Commuting In 1492, after an arduous voyage aboard Columbus’s vessel the Santa María, Rodrigo de Triana, a lookout, bellowed, “Tierra!” This is pretty much how Corey Ferrell, a commuter, sometimes feels upon docking at his … Continue reading

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Another bubble?

From Forbes: Home Prices And Buyer Competition Hit New Highs in June U.S. home prices rose 7.3 percent to a median sale price of $298,000 in June, according to Redfin, the next-generation real estate brokerage. This is the highest national … Continue reading

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Shiller on the origins of housing’s animal spirits

From the New York Times: How Tales of ‘Flippers’ Led to a Housing Bubble There is still no consensus on why the last housing boom and bust happened. That is troubling, because that violent housing cycle helped to produce the … Continue reading

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Home price expectations highest since 2005.

From Gallup: More in US Expect Local Home Values to Rise Sixty-one percent of U.S. adults predict housing prices in their local area will increase in the next 12 months, up from 55% a year ago and the highest Gallup … Continue reading

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Annual home prices accelerating … with rates higher?

From MarketWatch: Home prices accelerating in the face of rising mortgage rates U.S. house prices rose at an accelerated pace in December, a sign that higher mortgage rates aren’t yet diminishing outsize demand for properties. Data provider CoreLogic said its … Continue reading

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What bubble? What bust?

From the WSJ: Home Price Growth Showed No Signs of Slowing in November, Case-Shiller Says Home prices climbed strongly in November, as price growth showed no signs of slowing even after mortgage rates began to tick up during the month. … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Bubble, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 79 Comments

“Take a vacation on the house.”

From CNBC: Rising home values aren’t enough to shake consumers’ memories of the financial crisis Consumers still see value in buying and owning homes. Yet with memories of the recession still fresh in their minds, the recent lift in real … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Bubble, Mortgages, National Real Estate, Risky Lending | 85 Comments

Yeah, this again.

From the WSJ: House Flipping Makes a Comeback as Home Prices Rise House flipping, a potent symbol of the real-estate market’s excess in the run-up to the financial crisis, is once again becoming hot, fueled by a combination of skyrocketing … Continue reading

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New Record – New Bubble?

From the WSJ: U.S. Home Prices Climbed Sharply in October Home prices went up sharply in October, as the market showed no signs of slowing after setting a record a month earlier. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, which covers the … Continue reading

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What bust?

What now, shut down the blog? From the WSJ: Home Prices Recover Ground Lost During Bust U.S. home prices have climbed back above the record reached more than a decade ago, bringing to a close the worst period for the … Continue reading

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DoJ fails, BoA walks

From the Wall Street Journal: Justice Department ‘Hustle’ Case Against Bank of America Dies The government’s Hustle case against Bank of America Corp. is finally dead. The case, in which the government accused the bank’s Countrywide Financial Corp. unit of … Continue reading

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FHA/VA cause new bump in foreclosures?

From CNBC: What’s behind a sudden foreclosure spike Foreclosures had been falling steadily to the lowest levels in nine years, but a curious spike in October may be the first sign of a crack in the recovery. The number of … Continue reading

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