Category Archives: Housing Bubble

August Case Shiller

From CNBC: Home price gains heat up in August but slow in major markets, S&P Case-Shiller index says Home prices are heating up again on a national level, but some of the largest cities are lagging. That may be due … Continue reading

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Mortgage company CEO wants tax break so he can write more mortgages

From Marketwatch: Opinion: This tax break for first-time home buyers could keep the housing market afloat It’s not easy being a home buyer these days. U.S. home prices are high, housing inventory is low, and consumer sentiment is wobbling. A federal … Continue reading

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Not time to drop?

From HousingWire: CoreLogic says U.S. home-price gains will accelerate through 2020 CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said the pace of home-price gains will quicken over the next 12 months as low mortgage rates give buyers the ability to pay more … Continue reading

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Not so good in NYC

From the very rarely cited Fox News: NYC housing prices in near ‘free fall,’ conditions mirror recession era following tax hikes The Manhattan real estate market stumbled in the third quarter of 2019, new reports show, as prices plunged and fewer buyers were willing … Continue reading

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Leading Indicator?

From Forbes: The California Real Estate Boom Is Over. What Now? If you had invested in a property in San Francisco five years ago and cashed out in 2019, you would have made a 50% profit, never mind the rental … Continue reading

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June Case Shiller

From Inman: Home price gains continue to slow down in June: Case-Shiller Annual home price gains continued to slow in June, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, released Tuesday. Home prices, on average, achieved an … Continue reading

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Insanity

From HousingWire: Appraisals may soon not be required on certain home sales of $400,000 and under Certain home sales of $400,000 and under may soon not need an appraisal, as federal regulators are close to approving a proposal to increase … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Foreclosures, Housing Bubble, Mortgages, National Real Estate | 44 Comments

Don’t Fear The Reaper (or maybe you should)

From CNBC: More signs point to a softer housing market, even as mortgage rates fall Homebuilders and buyers alike are pulling back, even as mortgage rates fall to multiyear lows. The housing market is simply too pricey, and consumers are … Continue reading

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Home prices pick up speed

From HousingWire: Annual home-price growth reverses course, finally rises After 14 months of slowing home-price gains, the pace of growth finally picked up speed in May, increasing by 3.6% on an annual basis, according to the latest from CoreLogic. And, it … Continue reading

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The first cracks?

From Curbed: SF home prices drop, still unaffordable for all On Thursday, Orange County-based data firm Core Logic reported that the median home price in San Francisco is down year over year, dropping four percent in May. Earlier this year, … Continue reading

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Gettin risky with it

From HousingWire: FHA is increasing lending to riskier borrowers Citing rising risks among the mortgages it is backing, the Federal Housing Administration earlier this year announced that it was changing some of its lending rules to increase the prevalence of manual underwriting. The idea behind the … Continue reading

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We go down now?

From Fortune: Average Home Values See First Monthly Drop in 7 Years In uncertain times, rising housing values have been one thing keeping our collective spirits up. But, as they say, nothing increases forever, and the U.S. real estate market … Continue reading

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Gains continue to moderate

From MarketWatch: U.S. home-price gains keep slowing as higher rates scare off buyers, Case-Shiller shows The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4% in October but in a clear sign of the housing market’s recent struggles the increase in … Continue reading

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Shiller’s Take

From the NYT: The Housing Boom Is Already Gigantic. How Long Can It Last? We are, once again, experiencing one of the greatest housing booms in United States history. How long this will last and where it is heading next … Continue reading

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Not just here?

From CNBC: Goodbye to bidding wars: Some of the hottest housing markets are falling the hardest It was just last spring that home buyers in most of the nation were digging ever deeper into their pockets, bracing for a bidding … Continue reading

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