Category Archives: Housing Recovery

37% of large metros now overvalued

From HousingWire: CoreLogic: Home prices jump 7% annually in November CoreLogic’s HPI showed home prices increased 7% from November 2016 to November 2017 and jumped 1% from October to November. But these home price increases are expected to slow into … Continue reading

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Up up and away

From CNBC: US home prices surged 6.2% from a year ago U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent from a year ago, amid strong demand from would-be buyers and a shrinking supply of properties for sale. Standard & Poor’s … Continue reading

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Existing home sales hit 11 year high

From HousingWire: Existing home sales surge past decade high Existing home sales increased for the third straight month to their highest point in more than a decade, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. Total existing … Continue reading

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Great time to buy a house … again

From Bloomberg: Housing Market’s Comeback Is Poised to Accelerate Housing was the epicenter of the last recession. From the peak in 2005 to the end of the contraction in mid-2009, U.S. residential investment declined at an unprecedented rate of about … Continue reading

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Still truckin’

From CNBC: US existing home sales increase more than expected U.S. home sales increased more than expected in October as hurricane-related disruptions dissipated, but a chronic shortage of houses which is pushing prices beyond the reach of some first-time buyers … Continue reading

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NJ Republicans vote to increase your taxes

From the Star Ledger: Senate Republicans just declared they want to kill your property tax deduction, New Jersey Senate Republicans just voted in favor of killing your property tax deduction, New Jersey. The GOP senators, whose states received $223 billion … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, New Jersey Real Estate, Property Taxes | 116 Comments

July home sales beat expectations

From CNBC: Case-Shiller home price index rises 5.9%, beating expectations The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index rose 5.9 percent in July compared a year ago, better than the 5.7 percent expected by economists polled by Reuters. The rise was … Continue reading

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Choking the market

From MarketWatch: Existing-home sales fall in August for the fourth time in five months Existing-home sales in August dropped for the fourth time in five months as real-estate agents continue to blame a lack of available homes to buy. The … Continue reading

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The New Weehawken

From the Star Ledger: How the hottest real estate market in N.J. literally divided this tiny town Seemingly everyone knew this tiny cliffside town — all 1.4-square miles of it — would one day become a dynamic real estate market. … Continue reading

Posted in Gold Coast, Housing Recovery, New Development | 254 Comments

Dynamics right for a bubble? Or is it different this time?

From the NY Post: Are we headed for another housing collapse? One decade after the biggest housing collapse in America’s history led to a global recession, could we be facing another crisis? “Not happening,” says Burns, adding that the 2007 … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Bubble, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 132 Comments

Pending sales now down 4 out of 5 months

From HousingWire: Pending home sales decrease slightly in July Pending home sales dropped slightly in July, marking the fourth decrease in the past five months, according to the latest Pending Home Sales Index report from the National Association of Realtors. … Continue reading

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Philly burbs on the verge of recovery?

From the Philly Inquirer: Suburbs boast best real estate market since recession, but don’t get too excited yet In a suburban real estate market described for years as sluggish, it might seem as if, finally, the region is experiencing the … Continue reading

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Sellers at the high end get real … and sell

From CNBC: Luxury home prices soar as sellers come back down to earth The slump in the swankiest sector of the housing market appears to be over, and, ironically, it may be due to a dose of reality among sellers. … Continue reading

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Housing continuing to recover as investors step aside

From Bloomberg: Gain in U.S. Pending Home Sales Shows Market Is Stabilizing A rebound in contract signings for the purchase of previously owned U.S. homes shows housing demand is stabilizing after a three-month downturn, National Association of Realtors figures released … Continue reading

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Good Times on Wall Street

From Bloomberg: Hamptons Home Prices Soar to Record $1.07 Million The stock market is up. Must be time to splurge on a mansion in the Hamptons. Buyers in the Long Island resort towns opted for more-expensive properties in the second … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing Recovery, NYC | 83 Comments