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Has the mortgage market turned a corner?

Mortgage lending still below norms and signs point to...
Trey Garrison
The mortgage market has been as weak as the jobs market and the economy as a whole so far this year. Is it ready to turn a corner, or will it miss and continue right off the road?
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Case-Shiller: “The housing recovery is faltering”

Home prices edge up slightly but trouble in the fundamentals
Trey Garrison
Home prices did increase slightly in much of the country, but Case-Shiller warns that the housing recovery, such as it is, is floundering. This kind of "recovery" is usually called a recession. Here's why.
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The new economists

How new economic models and voices are shaking up the status quo
Trey Garrison
People are listening to real estate economists today in a way that anyone who covered the industry a decade or more ago would not recognize. Smoke is one of the members of this new wave of real estate economists. In fact, Smoke is actually the newest one on the block. The upstart economists at places like Trulia and Zillow are still new, Smoke is just the latest player to join the game.
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CoreLogic: Home price growth continues downward trend

Balances the real estate market
Brena Swanson
"Continued moderation of home price appreciation is a welcomed sign of more balanced real estate markets and less pressure on affordability for potential home buyers in the near future," said Mark Fleming, chief economist at CoreLogic.
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Are HELOCs the next big home credit product?

Borrower and investor demand rising
Brena Swanson
With the housing market recovering and home prices steadily increasing, one mortgage product is looking more and more appealing to borrowers. And the demand might not stop there, with investors hoping to jump on the bandwagon too.
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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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Case-Shiller: Home price gains decelerate rapidly

Biggest drop in HPI since November 2012
Trey Garrison
Home price growth slowed far more than expected in July, according to the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index. "Inventory is up, but sales volume is down," said Zillow chief economist Stan Humphries.
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Improved monthly Case-Shiller shows housing recovery weaker than thought

Capital Economics: Measure suggests home prices dropping, not just slowing
Trey Garrison
The new Case-Shiller house-price index is a substantial improvement on its predecessors because it offers a monthly read, and that monthly read shows that housing prices have actually been dropping, rather than just slowing in gains, according to Capital Economics.
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Home price decline not as severe as once reported

Case-Shiller revises data
Brena Swanson
Now that the economy has had seven years to digest the financial crisis, the real impact of the recession might not be as bad as it appeared, according to new data from S&P/Case-Shiller.
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Here’s why home price growth will slow to 4% in 2015

Capital Economics says lingering crash weakness still dragging
Trey Garrison
Home-price growth has slowed across the board, and Capital Economics says the slowdown is on track to meet the company's forecast for inflation to slow to 4% in 2015.
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