Category Archives: National Real Estate

Housing to get more expensive in 2019

From HousingWire: CoreLogic: Home prices will rise in 2019 In 2018, the principal-and-interest mortgage payment on the median-priced home climbed by more than 16%, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. CoreLogic reports that although the median home price rose … Continue reading

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Pending sales fall again, 11th consecutive month

From CNBC: Pending home sales fall unexpectedly in November Contracts to buy previously owned homes fell unexpectedly in November, the National Association of Realtors said on Friday, the latest sign of weakness in the U.S. housing market. The NAR’s pending … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 27 Comments

Gains continue to moderate

From MarketWatch: U.S. home-price gains keep slowing as higher rates scare off buyers, Case-Shiller shows The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4% in October but in a clear sign of the housing market’s recent struggles the increase in … Continue reading

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Flippers pulling out

From the Washington Post: Home flipping takes a hit In yet another sign of a slowdown in the national housing market, the number of homes that were flipped — sold within one year of purchase — declined by 12 percent … Continue reading

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NY & CT lose population, NJ gains

From the Census Department: Nevada and Idaho Are the Nation’s Fastest-Growing States he U.S. population grew by 0.6 percent and Nevada and Idaho were the nation’s fastest-growing states between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018. Both states’ populations increased … Continue reading

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Shiller’s Take

From the NYT: The Housing Boom Is Already Gigantic. How Long Can It Last? We are, once again, experiencing one of the greatest housing booms in United States history. How long this will last and where it is heading next … Continue reading

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End of Trump’s boom?

From Bloomberg: Americans Turn More Pessimistic on Economy The number of Americans expecting the U.S. economy to get worse in the next year is at its highest point since 2013, a national NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows. … Overall, 28 … Continue reading

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Not just here?

From CNBC: Goodbye to bidding wars: Some of the hottest housing markets are falling the hardest It was just last spring that home buyers in most of the nation were digging ever deeper into their pockets, bracing for a bidding … Continue reading

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It’s different now, or is it a different kind of bubble now?

From Bloomberg: Trouble in Housing? It’s More 1994 Than 2007 Housing market softness in the back half of 2018 has investors and the public wondering how bad things might get. It’s understandable that people would be worried, considering that the … Continue reading

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Jobs boom over, or room to run?

From Bloomberg: Will the U.S. Jobs Boom Last? The U.S. unemployment rate is at an almost 50-year low. Companies increasingly say that workers are hard to find. So how much longer can hiring keep up the pace of the past … Continue reading

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Realtors no longer positive on housing?

From Marketwatch: Why 2019 won’t lead to a home buyer’s market As 2018 winds to a close, the housing market has shown signs of a slowdown. Throughout this year, observers have begun to speculate that the country’s housing market may … Continue reading

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The big slow continues

From CNBC: Home price gains shrink to the lowest level since January 2017: September S&P Case-Shiller index Home values are still rising, but the gains have now shrunk to the lowest level since January 2017, as rising mortgage rates cut … Continue reading

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Buyers prefer used houses

From the USA Today: Rising mortgage rates, home prices are becoming a toxic cocktail in the housing market Rising mortgage rates and continued home price growth are hurting affordability and fast becoming a toxic cocktail for the nation’s homebuilders. Sentiment … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Mortgages, National Real Estate, New Development | 71 Comments

How can the housing market be slowing?

From the NYT: Why the Housing Market Is Slumping Despite a Booming Economy These should be happy times for the housing sector. The economy is booming, with more people working at higher pay, and with the sizable millennial generation reaching … Continue reading

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Home price growth continues to slow

From CNBC: Home price gains fall below 6% for the first time in a year: August S&P Case-Shiller index Mortgage interest rates didn’t begin their recent surge until the start of September, but home prices were already feeling pressure, as … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Mortgages, National Real Estate | 160 Comments