Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Here's the HousingWire/Star Wars Christmas 2014 special

FHA loans could face "tidal wave of defaults"

All indices hit series high

Another mortgage lender launches 3% down loan

Falls in line with FHFA
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Oil's plunge could derail housing

Lax lending standards for the sake of social policy — aka party like it's 2005?
Trey Garrison
Oil's plunge could turn everyone's predictions for 2015 on their head. But more ominously, we'll see how much of the real estate recovery has been driven by the shale and natural gas boom. Housing price drops, lower lending standards — haven't we seen this movie before?
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CoreLogic: Home price growth "clearly slowing"

Housing markets put weak mid-year behind them
Brena Swanson
“Home prices continue to rise compared with this time last year but the rate of growth is clearly slowing as we exit 2014,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “With more positive macro-economic trends emerging in the U.S., we are forecasting moderate price growth for 2015.”
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Black Knight: Home prices barely nudge

10.1% off its 2006 peak
Brena Swanson
Home prices barely nudged on Black Knight Financial Service’s August home price index, moving it just 10.1% off from its 2006 peak.
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Kroll to partner with Weiss Residential Research

Partnership expected to enhance KBRA’s ratings process
Ben Lane
"We are pleased to be working closely with Kroll Bond Ratings to further enhance the ratings process with our high resolution market analytics," WRR CEO Alan Weiss said. "I believe our collaboration can help deepen the quality of decisions across the residential investment marketplace."
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Black Knight: Home prices tick up 0.9% in May

Continues upward trend
Brena Swanson
Homes prices continue to trend higher and are now just 11% off the 2006 peak of $268,000. Meanwhile, Colorado and Texas both hit new peaks in May, reaching $269,000 and $195,000, respectively.
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NAR: One chart shows widening affordability gap

Home prices keep trending higher
Brena Swanson
Housing affordability is taking a giant hit as home prices continue to rise, and this chart shows just how severe the decline is.
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Is wage stagnation keeping homebuyers away?

Home price increases are outpacing wage growth
Ben Lane
"Nationally, asking prices rose faster than wages per worker in 95 of the 100 largest metros,” said Trulia's chief economist Jed Kolko.
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FNC Residential Price Index shows home prices are firming up

Annual rate of home price appreciation may have peaked
Ben Lane
According to FNC’s report, the index’s year-over-year change has moderated for a second consecutive month since February. FNC suggests that this is a sign that the annual rate of home price appreciation has peaked.
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This chart tracks 6 months of annual home price gains

Is this the start of a new trend?
Brena Swanson
Home prices recorded 26 months of consecutive year-over-year increases on Tuesday but here is a closer look at what the past 6 months have looked like. The picture paints an interesting story.
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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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