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Clear Capital: Housing the second half of 2015 not so hot

Reaffirms this is a "non-growth year"
Brena Swanson
This year is already halfway over, and according to a new market report from Clear Capital, the rest of the year doesn't not look too bright. "With a first full look of the spring buying season and six-month update to the forecast, our data through June confirms our initial projection that 2015 would be a non-growth year," said Alex Villacorta, vice president of research and analytics at Clear Capital.
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Auction.com: April existing-home sales forecasted to continue rising

Pent-up demand boosts sales
Brena Swanson
Existing-home sales for April are forecasted to continue to increase. However, this time around, the increase might not be as grand.
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Zillow: Existing home sales rebound for spring homebuying?

Estimated to increase after January collapse
Brena Swanson
Existing home sales should hopefully perform better in the upcoming February release after plummeting to the lowest rate in nine months. Could this trend stick around long enough for the spring homebuying season?
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Zillow: Housing won’t normalize for at least 3 years

“The only real cure-all is time”
Brena Swanson
“We’ve reached a point in the recovery where the only real cure-all is time,” said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries. “The market remains very challenging for younger, first-time homebuyers who face an uphill battle saving for a down payment, qualifying for a mortgage and finding an affordable home to buy.”
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Homebuilders see "serious" buyers shopping for homes

NAHB: Third consecutive gain in HMI
Brena Swanson
As the employment situation starts to look up, more homebuilders are reporting an increase in buyers entering the market. But there are still a few hurdles creating challenges for builders.
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5 awesome facts impacting California's housing future

It's not all good news
Brena Swanson
California and the nation's future are looking bright, according to a new report, with next year projected to be the best year yet for the economy since the start of the recovery. However, there are some key factors playing into California's future that could alter its course.
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Wells Fargo originations up 31%, executive excitement not

Results defy industry trends
Brena Swanson
Despite beating analyst expectations for its second-quarter earnings, Wells Fargo executives are less than thrilled about the origination results. But not everyone in the industry shares that opinion.
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These 5 charts reveal the Fed’s economic projections

Unemployment rate, real GDP, PCE inflation
Brena Swanson
The Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Bank presidents gave the market a glimpse into the future of where they think the economy is going and updated its projections for changes in real GDP, the unemployment rate and PCE inflation.
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Fannie Mae: “Housing remains worrisome”

Second quarter looking up despite rough start to year
Brena Swanson
“We believe this year will likely be a bump in the long-term road back toward normal levels, which we continue to expect sometime in late 2016,” said Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan.
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Freddie: 3 areas housing fails to execute

“What we expect to be happening isn’t happening”
Brena Swanson
The spring home buying season has yet to kick into high gear, forcing Freddie Mac to revise and lower its forecast in several areas on an annualized basis.
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