Category Archives: National Real Estate

Does this explain the construction gap?

From Bloomberg: Foreclosures Dry Up and a Hot Wall Street Trade Gets New Look It was a rare lucrative business for Wall Street in the aftermath of the financial crisis: snapping up properties in foreclosure and renting them out. So … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate, New Development | 145 Comments

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

Posted in Housing Bubble, National Real Estate | 52 Comments

The building boom cometh

From Builder Magazine: REALTORS: EXISTING HOME SALES TO RISE 3.5% THIS YEAR. Job gains and improving household confidence are expected to guide existing-home sales to a decade high in 2017, but supply and affordability headwinds and modest economic growth are … Continue reading

Posted in National Real Estate, New Development | 77 Comments

Buy? Buy what?

From CNBC: Real estate CEO: Record-low housing inventory is ‘freaking us out’ The number of homes for sale in America has been falling steadily for the past year, but the situation is apparently getting much worse as spring demand heats … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, National Real Estate, Unrest | 89 Comments

America loves houses again

From HousingWire: Realtors: Homebuyers flooded housing market in first quarter The first quarter of 2017 saw the strongest quarterly home sales pace in a decade, according to the latest quarterly report from the National Association of Realtors. This increase in … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 98 Comments

Big price jumps on Long Island – Sustainable?

From Newsday: LI home prices jump in April as inventory plummets: MLS The number of homes listed for sale on Long Island plummeted last month, driving up prices as buyers competed for scarce listings, the Multiple Listing Service of Long … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, National Real Estate, NYC | 117 Comments

Just Kidding

From CNBC: Home prices will not fully recover until 2025, and a new report explains why Check out any one of the many national home price reports, and headlines scream of new peaks and growing gains each month. Home prices … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 146 Comments

What bust?

From HousingWire: CoreLogic: Home prices continue upward trend in March Home prices, to no surprise, continued their upward trend in March, increasing both year over year and month over month, according to the Home Price Index from CoreLogic, a global … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 39 Comments

Everyone happy about housing again?

From HousingWire: Experts: Spring home-buying season starts off with a bang The spring home-buying season is in full swing and it started off with a bang. Home prices increased in February to a new high for the fourth consecutive month, … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate | 159 Comments

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

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Bubble, National Real Estate | 43 Comments

Not the best in a decade?

From HousingWire: Here’s why the housing market continues to struggle with low inventory Tight housing inventory supply could put a strain on this year’s spring home-buying season, according to the monthly Outlook released Tuesday by Freddie Mac. The low supply … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, National Real Estate, Where's the Beef? | 71 Comments

Best spring market in (almost) a decade?

From CNBC: Homes this spring are selling faster than ever Homes are flying off the shelves this spring, as demand rises and supply continues to drop. Record high prices in some local markets are not thwarting hungry buyers, as they … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 39 Comments

…except here

From MarketWatch: Foreclosure activity drops to pre-recession levels nationwide Chances are slim that a new foreclosure sign was posted on your block. The number of foreclosure filings, which include default notices, auctions and bank repossessions, dropped 19% nationwide from a … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Foreclosures, National Real Estate | 29 Comments

Mortgage delinquencies at 10 year low

From HousingWire: More Americans are now paying their mortgage often, and on time Mortgage delinquency rates, including loans in serious delinquency and even foreclosure inventory, fell at the start of 2017, according to the latest monthly Loan Performance Insights Report … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Mortgages, National Real Estate | 22 Comments

When will home price growth start to slow?

From HousingWire: CoreLogic: Home prices rose 7% in February Home prices increased in February and will only continue that upward trend, according to the Home Price Index and HPI Forecast from CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate | 105 Comments