Category Archives: Housing Bubble

The Big Slow

From the Philly Inquirer: Is Philly’s housing market still hot? As buyers grow nervous and tired, home prices are slowing Even before she and her husband started seriously house-hunting for their first home, Nicole Benson Paul had heard the stories … Continue reading

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Yep, this will end well

From MarketWatch: The new housing play: Helping priced-out renters become long-distance landlords Leland Char is a 28-year-old product manager for a large San Francisco-based tech company. He loves the Bay Area’s “very authentic Asian food and new American cuisine, smart … Continue reading

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May Case Shiller

From HousingWire: Case-Shiller: Home prices rising at least twice the rate of inflation To absolutely no one’s surprise, home prices increased once again in May, and even showed double-digit gains in some markets on the West Coast, and increasing at … Continue reading

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“Uh Oh”s keep coming

From CNBC: Southern California home sales crash, a warning sign to the nation Southern California home sales hit the brakes in June, falling to the lowest reading for the month in four years. Sales of both new and existing houses … Continue reading

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Uh Oh

From CNBC: Existing home sales fall for third straight month U.S. home sales fell for a third straight month in June as a persistent shortage of properties on the market pushed up house prices to a record high, likely sidelining … Continue reading

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Here comes the bubble? Or still too early?

From CNBC: The housing shortage may be turning, warning of a price bubble The most competitive, tightest housing market in decades may finally be loosening its grip, and that could put pressure on overheated home prices. The supply of homes … Continue reading

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Haven’t yet returned to bubble pricing

From the Star Ledger, hat tip Yo: Only these 2 N.J. towns have fully recovered since the housing crash It’s been more than a decade since housing prices in New Jersey began a seven-year slide highlighted by the Great Recession. … Continue reading

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June MarketNews

From the Otteau Group: June MarketNews Home sales in New Jersey increased by 2% in the month of May compared to the same month last year, recording more than 12,200 purchase contracts in a single-month, setting an all-time record. As … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Bubble, Housing Recovery, New Jersey Real Estate | 71 Comments

Reaching the tipping point?

From CNBC: Home price gains ease in April: S&P Case-Shiller The heat appears to be coming off home prices, albeit very slightly. Nationally, values rose 6.4 percent annually in April, down from a 6.5 percent gain the previous month, according … Continue reading

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How far can home prices go?

From CNBC: US house prices are going to rise at twice the speed of inflation and pay: Reuters poll An acute shortage of affordable homes in the United States will continue over the coming year, according to a majority of … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Bubble | 138 Comments

Another month, another jump in prices

From MarketWatch: Home prices are still on a tear, Case-Shiller says The numbers: The S&P/Case-Shiller national index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4% and was up 6.5% compared to a year ago in March. The 20-city index rose a seasonally adjusted … Continue reading

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Hot or Not

From the Star Ledger: These 15 N.J. real estate markets are sizzling hot right now, spring edition 15. Hoboken Current home value: $788,190 Yearly growth: 8.16 Hoboken is a strong city for working millennials. It’s is a little younger than … Continue reading

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The puff piece returns … oh how I missed you

Warning, make sure you’ve got your boots on, the bullshit is deep in here. From the Record: High demand will spark bidding wars for houses in North Jersey this summer Prospective home buyers can expect to go to war this … Continue reading

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Feeling Hot Hot Hot

From MarketWatch: Americans haven’t been this optimistic about house prices since just before the crash House prices are soaring and, despite warnings from some analysts, most Americans believe they will continue to soar. A majority of U.S. adults (64%) continue … Continue reading

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They sound pretty smart to me

From the Times of Trenton: ‘Brazen criminals’ are taking advantage of the housing crisis Brazenness is the hallmark of con artists and nowhere is that more evident than with shameless real estate scammers who rip off unsuspecting renters and property … Continue reading

Posted in Foreclosures, Housing Bubble, New Jersey Real Estate | 248 Comments