Case-Shiller: Home price gains decelerate rapidly

Case-Shiller: Home price gains decelerate rapidly

Biggest drop in HPI since November 2012

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Pending home sales slowed in August

NAR forecasts existing home sales to be down 3% for 2014
Trey Garrison
Pending home sales slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors. All major regions experienced declines except for the West, which rose for the fourth consecutive month.
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Home-price growth in August slows in 18 of 20 largest housing markets

Affordable home sales slide while home sales over $500K skyrocket
Trey Garrison
Home-price growth is slowing even as the sales of homes under $200,000 slip and the share of home sales above the $500,000 price point grow, according to the August home report from RealtyTrac.
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July's pending home sales put housing back on track

Index hits highest level since August 2013
Brena Swanson
July was able to pick up for the lag seen in the housing market in June as pending home sales return to positive increases, marking the fourth time the index has increased in the last five months.
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Sterne Agee: Housing continues to struggle

Builder opportunities exist in light of shrinking inventories
Trey Garrison
A note to clients from Sterne Agee reports on the state of the homebuilder market, which shows housing continues to struggle against falling inventories and subpar sales.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The greatest threat to the housing industry

Good 2Q news for Annaly; why home prices are falling; rent or buy?
Trey Garrison
What is happening with home price gains, and what is the biggest threat to the housing industry? Which mortgage REIT may outperform expectations in the second quarter? And when is renting better than buying?
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Sterne Agee sees rising confidence, shrinking inventories

Top 25 housing markets show surprising strength in May
Trey Garrison
Sterne Agee analyst Jay McCanless urges caution on housing, based on a deep drill-down of existing, pending, median price growth and consumer confidence data in the top 25 markets the firm focuses on.
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Millennials not buying houses…yet

More millennials start to find jobs
Brena Swanson
Millennials have flooded news headlines due to setbacks in finding jobs and an increasing amount living back home with their parents. However, as more young people find jobs, this could slowly start to change.
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Sellers put more homes on the market in May

Existing home inventory posts new record high
Brena Swanson
The number of existing homes on the market surged to the highest level in almost two years, giving the housing market a bit of good news.
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Here’s how leading real estate investors are different than the other 95%

Where they focus, how they get their money – it’s a different world
Trey Garrison
A comprehensive new survey by Realeflow shows exactly how different the leading investors are, and it gives an insight into what tools they use.
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Existing home sales surge 4.9% in May

Is this the light at the end of the tunnel?
Ben Lane
According to newly released data from the National Association of Realtors, May’s existing home sales rose by nearly 5% over April’s numbers. May’s month-over-month gain of 4.9% was the highest monthly rise since August 2011.
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