Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing strong enough to weather rate hikes?

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing strong enough to weather rate hikes?

Plus the mortgage bond outlook, the NYT joins the GSE investor struggle, and more

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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing strong enough to weather rate hikes?

Plus the mortgage bond outlook, the NYT joins the GSE investor struggle, and more
Trey Garrison
Going into the second half of 2015, where is the housing recovery, and is it strong enough to deal with what many say is still an inevitable rate hike? Plus a look at price growth, agency MBS, the latest turn in FannieGate, and more. Read on.
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RealtyTrac: All-cash sales at lowest since late 2009

Institutional investor share at 15-year low
Trey Garrison
Just under a quarter – that is 24.6% – of all single family home and condo sales in May were all-cash purchases, down from 28.5% in the previous month and down from 30.4% a year ago. Distressed sales are drying up. Want to know more?
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S&P Case-Shiller: Home price gains slowed in April

Nationally home prices gained 4.2%
Trey Garrison
Home prices in April continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, but the pace of the gains slowed, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Is there a problem?
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Realtor.com: Here are the 20 hottest markets this summer

Expanding inventory boosts sales
Trey Garrison
He’s been consistently more optimistic and consistently right on sales. Realtor.com’s chief economist Jonathan Smoke explains why it’s a seller’s market.
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The home sale ‘murder disclosure’ rule: Is it necessary?

Here's our take — we want yours
Trey Garrison, Ben Lane, Brena Swanson, and Sarah Wheeler
One thing home sellers have to disclose to buyers is whether a murder happened in the home. But why, and is it necessary?
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June existing-home sales expected to rise 11% year-over-year

Auction.com forecast predicts big jump from 2014
Ben Lane
Coming on the heels of positive existing-home sales for May, existing-home sales in June are expected to rise sharply over last year’s total, according to Auction.com’s June Real Estate Nowcast. Is this a healthy summer buying season?
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Concerns lurk beneath the good news in May existing-home sales

The big one: Is it sustainable?
Trey Garrison
Existing-home sales increased in May to their highest pace in nearly six years, according to the National Association of Realtors. But what’s really behind the numbers and what do they mean?
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: CFPB under the gun again

Plus disparate impact, what the Fed is doing, #FannieGate and more
Trey Garrison
Today could be a big legal day for housing, as the Supreme Court will determine whether housing policy is subject to the onerous burdens of “disparate impact.” Plus, housing metrics for the week, the mixed outlook on what the Fed will do with rates, more investigations of the CFPB and a whole lot more you won’t want to miss.
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Redfin: Homes sold in May at near 2013 pace as price growth slowed

Sales growth slows as new listings drop by 1.8%
Trey Garrison
Homes sold at their fastest pace in nearly two years, with the typical property on the market only 28 days in May, down from 32 in April, according to the latest from Redfin. Good news to you?
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Trending Thursday: More McMansions, Ferguson home values and more

Plus the real truth about whether renters really want to buy
Trey Garrison
People want the suburbs a little closer, renters tell what they really want, the New York Fed spots a real trend, Wall Street is starting to sweat the FIFA scandal, and so much more in this week's Trending Thursday. You don't want to miss a word. Read on.
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