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Is Boston headed toward a housing bubble?

Home prices soar in the city
Brena Swanson
Boston is showing the common symptoms of a housing market on the verge of a housing bubble. Is this where the market is headed?
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Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

When will we all stop kidding ourselves?
Lynn Effinger
Over the past several years, despite Wall Street and the current administration’s efforts to artificially prop up the housing market with historically low interest rates and foreclosure-alternative programs such as moratoria, HAMP, HAFA and others, we discovered that the so-called housing recovery was simply rhetoric.
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Risky housing policies and the slowly inflating bubble

Under-employed and shrinking work force big factors
Lynn Effinger
One media report quoted DeMarco as saying that in the past year we have seen a renewed policy focus on questions regarding access to credit, which, in his view can risk repeating the approach that contributed to the financial crisis. There are many other warning signs, as well.
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Has the luxury home market peaked?

Multimillion-dollar listings are slashing prices
Trey Garrison
There’s never a shortage of news about record-breaking sell prices for luxury homes, but it could be a warning sign when that news is about these ultra-high-end homes slashing prices because they’re not selling. Here’s the scoop.
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Existing home sales collapse 6.1% in November

Tumble comes amid record low declining rates, prices
Trey Garrison
In the biggest drop since July 2010, existing home sales collapsed in November, despite record low rates and falling median home prices. What's happening? NAR says buyer uncertainty, but that doesn't seem likely.
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Goldman Sachs: Do these charts show housing heading for a bubble?

Analysts give their take on the risk in housing and equity markets
Trey Garrison
In a note to clients, Goldman Sachs looks at asset prices in housing and equity markets, given that equity markets are back at near-historic highs and some are sounding the alarm about a potential housing bubble.
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Will HELOCs and nonbank lending contribute to another housing bubble?

This isn't homeowner confidence, it's madness
Lynn Effinger
In most areas of the country an apples-to-apples comparison of home equity increases have not occurred, which could mean the problem is not going to be as bad as before. But the desire to pay off debt, offset lower or even lost wages, or just keep ahead of inflation could cause another credit/housing bubble.
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ZeroHedge: America’s most important housing metro flashing red

San Francisco is the canary in the bubble coalmine
Trey Garrison
Well, in the aftermath of yesterday's data which beyond a reasonable doubt showed that the Chinese housing bubble has burst, we can now report that the "flashing red" market that is San Francisco was just smacked by a "double whammy" perfect storm.
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Trulia: We are not headed toward another housing bubble

Home prices still undervalued nationally
Ben Lane
“We’d be at greater risk of heading toward a bubble if price gains were still accelerating, but they’re not,” Trulia's Chief Economist Jed Kolko said. “Even in the bubbliest markets, it’s not 2006 all over again.”
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Mark Cuban talks housing and student loan bubbles

And 4 other things you must read right now
Trey Garrison
Billionaire Mark Cuban talks about the student loan bubble and the housing bubble, plus four other stories you shouldn't miss on discrimination in lending, the surge in apartment demand, and more.
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