Category Archives: National Real Estate

Are suburbs the smart move?

From Inman: Are the suburbs a better deal for millennials? Much has been made of the millennial desire to live in cities; however, a couple of recent studies show that for families with kids, the suburbs might be the place … Continue reading

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10 years after the foreclosure crisis

From DS News: The Foreclosure Crisis: A Retrospective On Tuesday, CoreLogic released a report titled “United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: Ten Years Later” to examine how the country has handled and recovered from the foreclosure crisis in the years since. … Continue reading

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Millennials happy about housing

From CNBC: Millennials drive housing confidence higher, despite red-hot prices Both buyers and sellers alike are feeling very good about the housing market this spring, even as home values hit new highs and mortgage rates move up. A monthly sentiment … Continue reading

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Home prices up and continuing to go up -CoreLogic

From HousingWire: CoreLogic: Spring home buying season looks to be strongest in recent memory Home prices increased in January and will even continue this rise into January 2018 due to a mixture of low housing supply and a progressive economic … Continue reading

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Pending home sales starting to show cracks?

From CNBC: Pending home sales drop unexpectedly to lowest in a year, down 2.8% in January Higher mortgage rates and near record low supply resulted in disappointing home sales to start the year. House hunters signed 2.8 percent fewer contracts … Continue reading

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Who to blame?

From National Mortgage News: Thank Landlords for the Home Price Recovery: Attom Small investors, not first-time homebuyers, are driving home prices to unaffordable highs, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions and Clear Capital. Real estate investors drove … Continue reading

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How high do rates need to be to slow home sales?

From HousingWire: FHFA: Rising interest rates not slowing down home prices…yet Home prices increased during the fourth quarter and, despite rising interest rates, showed no sign of a slowdown, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s House Price Index. Home … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go?

From HousingWire: Here’s the inventory crisis smothering Millennial homebuying

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How low can inventory go?

From HousingWire: Realtors: Majority of metros hit peak levels in 2016 The fourth quarter of 2016 saw the best quarterly sales pace of the year, but also pushed housing inventory to record lows, and many markets to home prices with … 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

Posted in Economics, Housing Bubble, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 146 Comments

Up or Down or Up or Down or Up or Down

From Marketwatch: Housing demand may keep market afloat, even if rates rise How will the housing market handle rising rates? Ever since the November election, when the unexpected Trump victory sent bond yields flying and mortgage rates following closely behind, … Continue reading

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Foreclosure auctions beginning to normalize?

From HousingWire: Third-party sales at foreclosure auctions now higher than ever Investors are undaunted by rising home prices and increasing interest rates, and perhaps even encouraged by it, as the share of third-party sales at foreclosure auctions reached a new … 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

Rates scaring off buyers?

From the WSJ: U.S. New Home Sales Drop Sharply in December New home sales posted a steep decline in December, an indication that affordability challenges are beginning to cut into demand. Purchases of newly built, single-family houses, which account for … Continue reading

Posted in Mortgages, National Real Estate, New Development | 148 Comments

So much for that FHA cut

From MarketWatch: Trump already suspends Obama-era FHA mortgage insurance cut The Federal Housing Administration will roll back a cut in mortgage insurance premiums announced just days earlier under outgoing Housing and Urban Development head Julian Castro, the government said Friday. … Continue reading

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