Category Archives: National Real Estate

Fed not taking the juice away … yet

From HousingWire: Fed changes tune on raising interest rates this year The Federal Reserve has been forecasting an average two to four rate hikes in 2018, however the minutes from its latest meeting reveal a more dovish approach. Many experts … Continue reading

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Start looking to sell?

From MarketWatch: Thinking of selling your home? Do it before 2020, economists say Prospective home buyers these days are probably feeling pressure to lock in a deal quickly given skyrocketing home prices across most of the country. But those who … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, National Real Estate | 188 Comments

“This time it’s different”

Podcast from NPR: Rising Home Prices Lead To Worries Of Another Housing Market Bubble GOLDING: Is the area affordable? The bubbles are when you’re getting away from the fundamentals – when the demand is sort of outstripping the supply, but … Continue reading

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Are mortgages finally back to a solid level?

From National Mortgage News: Mortgage delinquency rates down annually, a sign of a healthy economy Despite an especially strong hurricane season last year, the national mortgage delinquency rate fell on an annual basis, signaling a healthier economy, according to CoreLogic’s … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Foreclosures, Mortgages, National Real Estate | 156 Comments

No tax doomsday? Yet?

From Bloomberg: Million-Dollar Home Values Gain Even as Tax Deductions Shrink Adam Blaylock was pretty sure he overpriced his Santa Clara, California, home by offering it in February for $1.48 million, since tax deduction changes would keep buyers away. But … Continue reading

Posted in National Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 163 Comments

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

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Bubble, National Real Estate | 75 Comments

How high can it go?

From CNBC: March home prices make their biggest jump in 4 years—and half of the biggest housing markets are now overvalued Home prices have been rising steadily since the recession, but the gains are suddenly accelerating as spring demand heats … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 96 Comments

Good times on Long Island

From CBS NY: Long Island Housing Market Making A Serious Comeback Bidding wars, competition among buyers and low inventory are driving up demand for homes. And right now in our region the biggest rush for houses is on Long Island. … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Recovery, National Real Estate, NYC | 80 Comments

So long and thanks for all the fish

From CNBC: Tax bill will slash by half the number of homeowners using the mortgage deduction The number of homeowners who will benefit from the mortgage tax break is expected to plummet this year by more than half, according to … Continue reading

Posted in Mortgages, National Real Estate, Politics | 261 Comments

…and still little new housing

From CNBC: Home prices just took the biggest jump in four years Homebuyers, hold onto your wallets. The gains in home prices are getting bigger as the supply of homes for sale gets leaner. The median price of a home … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 35 Comments

You don’t get a house just for showing up…

From USA Today: Home buying market so brutal, some home buyers make offer sight unseen This spring home-buying season should be a coming-out party for Millennials, many of whom are finally ready to make a purchase after hunkering down for … Continue reading

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

Onslaught

From HousingWire: Experts: Homebuyers should prepare for onslaught of competition this spring season The latest Case-Shiller report showed home prices are continuing to rise, but now experts say not only are those high prices here to stay, but homebuyers could … Continue reading

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Never an easy year for a first time buyer

From the NYT: 2018: A Tough Year for First-Time Buyers Dr. Davis and brokers will likely tell you that what your decision should come down to is not so much whether you will make money off your home, or how … Continue reading

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Rates go up now?

From the Chicago Tribune: As Fed raises rates, look for higher costs on credit cards, car loans and home mortgages Americans are taking on more debt, and they’re soon going to be paying more for it. The Federal Reserve on … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Mortgages, National Real Estate | 155 Comments

“It’s grim all over”

From Bloomberg: U.S. Starter Homes Are Scarcer, Pricier, Smaller and More Run-Down Homebuyers in the U.S. have plenty to grouse about these days. Prices have climbed steeply in many metro areas, mortgage rates are rising and inventory is thin. But … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate | 109 Comments