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Mortgage rates jump past 5%, signaling more home price cuts ahead

Mortgage rates moved to the highest level in 8 years, and confidence in housing is now slipping. This as millennials are smack in the middle of their prime home buying years. Rates are expected to move even higher headed into next year. .....»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcOct 9th, 2018

Homebuilder Confidence Gathers Steam in May

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index (HMI) for May rose two points from the April reading of 68 to 70. The HMI posted an 18-year high of 74 in December........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstMay 15th, 2018

Hanson: House Prices Are More Vulnerable Than Most Think

Submitted by Mark Hanson Advisors Dear Fellow Housing Market Observers, This is my last note of the year and it deals with house prices into the next cycle. There are numer.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 15th, 2018

The Bubble Bursts: Vancouver Home Prices Plunge 8.5%, Biggest Annual Drop Since 2009

Authored by Steve Saretsky of VancityCondoGuide The sudden shift in the Vancouver housing market has been well documented. In November, home sales across all property types sank to a ten year low for the month. The drop is rather unp.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 13th, 2018

"Canary In The Coal Mine": House Flipping Returns Crash To Six-Year Low

Real-estate speculation has long been a characteristic of booming housing markets, and in this current cycle of artificially suppressed rates, investors have been furiously flipping homes.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 12th, 2018

Supply of New U.S. Housing

This is fascinating: Consider this: from 1968 to 2008, a span of 40 years, there was only one year in which fewer new housing units were built than in 20.....»»

Category: blogSource: TheBigPictureDec 11th, 2018

Homeowners are seeing the smallest equity gains in two years

The drop in equity gains has been sharpest in the third quarter of this year. In fact, after hitting a record high, the amount of tappable equity fell quarter to quarter for the first time since the housing recovery began......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcDec 10th, 2018

Small-business optimism dips over fears of economic slowdown

Although tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks this year fueled small-business optimism to hit its highest level in decades, the latest CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey, released Monday, reveals small-business confidence is starting to cool......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 10th, 2018

Homeowners are seeing the smallest equity gains in 2 years

The drop in equity gains has been sharpest in the third quarter of this year. In fact, after hitting a record high, the amount of tappable equity fell quarter-to-quarter for the first time since the housing recovery began......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 10th, 2018

These are the most expensive zip codes in Massachusetts — and the country

What sort of salary does it take to gain entry to Nantucket's housing market? Roughly $314,000 a year. A Business Journals analysis of home-value data and mortgage rates in more than 15,000 ZIP codes nationally confirms some conventional Bay Stat.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 10th, 2018

Mortgage rates drop to 2-month low—an unexpected holiday gift to housing

Mortgage rates are falling sharply, as investors head to the relative safe-haven of the bond market. The average rate on the 30-year fixed has fallen 21 basis points in the past week to 4.73 percent today, according to Mortgage News Daily. .....»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcDec 6th, 2018

Facebook Analysis: What to Expect From the Company Through the End of the Year

Stock remains subdued in the final month of the year, losing over 22% since January, and is not expected to rebound before the year’s endRelated Stocks: FB,.....»»

Category: blogSource: gurufocusDec 5th, 2018

Deep-pocketed player enters Triangle homebuilding market

A multinational conglomerate has bought a South Carolina-based homebuilder that has a substantial presence in the Triangle, adding to the list of mergers and acquisitions that have rolled through the region’s housing market in the last year. Cl.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 5th, 2018

Toll Brothers Shocks With 13% Plunge In Orders As California Falls A Staggering 39%

Toll Brothers announced its fourth quarter results on Tuesday, unleashing a fresh flood of concerns about the state of the housing market after it disclosed its first drop in orders since 2014. Orders were down 13% from the year prior, missing the ana.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 4th, 2018

Dayton region expected to buck home trends in 2019

Rising rates and home prices will make it more difficult to buy or sell a home next year, according to’s 2019 housing forecast. The group predicts housing sales to drop 2 percent nationally next year.  However, the Dayton region is .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 4th, 2018

$6M deal will preserve affordable housing on Westside

The Westside Future Fund quietly acquired the 55-unit "Villas at the Dome” in late August. It paid $6.2 million for the almost 30-year-old garden apartments and adjacent land, according to Fulton County real estate records......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 30th, 2018

Key Words: NASA chief says Elon Musk’s pot smoking ‘did not inspire confidence’

NASA’s administrator said Thursday that it was inappropriate for SpaceX founder Elon Musk to smoke marijuana on a podcast earlier this year, and that the incident “did not inspire confidence.”.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 29th, 2018

Economic Report: Pending home sales tumble to 4-year low in latest sign of a housing-market correction

Home-contract signings fell in October, signalling fewer sales in coming months, another bad sign for a limping housing market......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 29th, 2018

Rising Rates Are Killing The Housing Market

Authored by Lance Roberts via, Earlier this year, I penned an article entitled “The Coming Collision .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 29th, 2018

Colorado city is the top housing market to watch in 2019

Colorado Springs is the top housing market to watch in 2019, according to a report from real estate website Trulia. The analysis, released Thursday, highlights the 10 markets poised for growth in the coming year. Trulia examined the 100 largest U......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 29th, 2018