Truth is, those recent housing numbers aren't so shiny

Truth is, those recent housing numbers aren't so shiny

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FHFA: Home price gains lose steam in April

Price softness shows weakness of housing economy
Trey Garrison
Price softness from both FHFA and Case-Shiller raises questions about the strength of the housing economy.
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KBRA's Whalen: Are US home prices falling?

Half of all sales went to investors
Christopher Whalen
The more difficult question for many observers to understand is why home prices are starting to soften now. And there are 3 troubling signs for housing ahead.
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Home prices rise, but where?

Case-Shiller: "Housing indicators remain mixed"
Brena Swanson
“The year-over-year changes suggest that prices are rising more slowly,” said David Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Annual price increases for the two composites have slowed in the last four months."
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Home prices grew 11.3% in 4Q2013

Report: Developers too cautious about new construction
Trey Garrison
The latest CoreLogic Case-Shiller index shows that home prices increased by 11.3% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same time a year ago.
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North Korea: Rising home prices in America create homelessness

The U.S. is a "living hell"
Jacob Gaffney
Did you know that 20% of children in New York City live in the grip of famine? It's true, if you put your full faith in the fact-finders used by North Korea.
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From HW Magazine

Gasping for air

Pundits may point to housing recovery - but deeper waters yet lie ahead
Trey Garrison
With broad media coverage on rising home prices, everyone from potential borrowers to industry insiders wants to know if housing is finally on safe ground. Home prices are definitely on the rise. Nationally, home prices grew by 14% in 2013, coming on the heels of a 9% rise in 2012.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Will home sales spring up?

5% growth in housing demand but 14% increase in supply
Trey Garrison
A wrap of the big numbers facing the housing economy right now. Also, can you guess how many homeowners have experienced foreclosure since the housing market peaked in 2006?
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Home price momentum fades in the stretch

Good news: What's bad for sellers is good for buyers
Trey Garrison
Home price momentum is fading and all the positive spin isn't going to change that anytime soon. The hidden good news may be it slows the housing affordability gap.
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Is the housing sector a drag on the U.S. economy?

Christopher Whalen
The headlines in most news stories and economic commentaries indicate that the housing market is continuing to improve and with it the U.S. economy. But if you dig into the numbers a bit, the reality in the housing market is a good bit more subtle than the headlines suggest.
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S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices still increasing despite slight cooling off

Shiller records seventeenth consecutive monthly annual basis increase
Brena Swanson
Hitting a record gain since February 2006 and marking the seventeenth consecutive month that both composites increased on an annual basis, the 10-city and 20-city composites posted year-over-year gains of 13.6%.
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