Category Archives: National Real Estate

Maybe some gentrification isn’t so bad?

Interesting piece from VOX: What we talk about when we talk about gentrification In his 2019 paper “Hoboken Is Burning: Yuppies, Arson, and Displacement in the Postindustrial City,” Princeton historian Dylan Gottlieb documented the violent displacement Puerto Rican residents faced … Continue reading

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Nothing in between

From NPR: The Housing Shortage Is Significant. It’s Acute For Small, Entry-Level Homes America’s roaring real estate boom is leaving millions of would-be homebuyers out in the cold. The problem is most severe in that corner of the market that … Continue reading

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Bubflation?

From CNBC: Soaring home prices shattered another record in June, S&P Case-Shiller says Home prices rose 18.6% annually in June, up from the 16.8% increase in May, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index. That is the … Continue reading

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Pending home sales dip

From MarketWatch: Pending home sales slide for second month in a row — even though economists predicted an increase Fewer Americans signed on the dotted line in July to purchase a home — but it’s likely too early to say … Continue reading

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Cool? Or prelude to Crash?

From CNN: The US housing market is starting to cool off — a bit The housing market is showing signs of cooling off.Sales of existing homes — which include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops — were up 2% in July from the … Continue reading

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Another good year for RE?

From HousingWire: CoreLogic: Expect home prices to rise 5% by next November In November, home prices climbed by 3.7% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Forecast. The CoreLogic HPI projects future home price growth based on several economic … Continue reading

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Trends 2020

From Forbes: The Real Estate Landscape In 2020: An Expert’s Predictions   Sellers will expand on home improvements before selling These will go far beyond staging as buyers become less inclined to buy homes that need work “They wish to know … Continue reading

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The Exodus

From CNBC: People couldn’t wait to leave this state in 2019 Blame it on brutal winters, high taxes or the New Jersey Turnpike: The Garden State is the last place where people want to be. More than two-thirds of all … Continue reading

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November Pending Sales

From CNBC: US pending home sales rise in November Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose in November, driven by a surge in new contracts being signed in the country’s West, the National Association of Realtors said on Monday. … Continue reading

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Housing Slowing?

From HousingWire: Home price growth slows but rent keeps rising at 2019 ends Both home prices and rents continued to increase as the year reached an end, but one of those two is increasing faster than the other. Home values … Continue reading

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Housing still looking good

From HousingWire: Home sale prices increased over 5% in the last month Home sale prices increased 5.2% year over year in November, according to a new report from Redfin. Now, home sale prices are at a median of $311,600, the largest increase since … Continue reading

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SALT Cap not long for this world?

From CNBC: House passes bill to lift $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions The Democratic-controlled House passed a bill on Thursday that would do away with the $10,000 limit on the itemized deduction for state and local taxes … Continue reading

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Delinquencies at 20 year low

From CoreLogic: The States Leading in Nationwide Delinquency Rate Drops The overall delinquency rate was 3.8% nationwide in September, down from 4.4% a year earlier and the lowest for the month of September in more than 20 years, according to the latest … Continue reading

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Nobody wants to sell?

From the Real Deal Home prices accelerate nationally as owners stay longer The pace of rising home prices quickened in September and existing home sales ticked up 1.9 percent. Average home prices in cities across the nation rose 3.2 percent … Continue reading

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No recession without housing?

Home price gains accelerate in September, S&P Case-Shiller Index says Sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly fell in October following recent strong gains, but the overall housing market remains supported by lower mortgage rates. After shrinking for much of … Continue reading

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