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?

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China set to dominate foreign homebuyers market

Analysts expect Chinese to overtake Canadians within 5 years
Ben Lane
“This bigger picture hides a rapid rise in purchases by Chinese investors, who may overtake Canadians as the largest group of foreign buyers of US housing within the next five years,” Capital Economics Property Economist Paul Diggle said.
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Zillow helps bring U.S. property listings to homebuyers in China

Chinese spent $11B on U.S. properties in 2013
Trey Garrison
Zillow is expanding its reach into East Asia by entering an exclusive partnership with Beijing Yisheng Leju Information Services to power Leju’s U.S. home shopping experience.
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Chinese buying up housing in California

HousingWire Staff
The American consumer may still be hobbled, but investors are helping to prop up the U.S. housing market -- and many of the retail investors buying homes in California are from Asia.
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Chinese investors remain confident in the US

Overseas investors continue buying mortgage backed securities
Brena Swanson
China bought a record amount of U.S. government agency debt and mortgage-backed securities in July, even as it sold off Treasurys.
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Stock market heats up as Syria fears subside

HousingWire Staff
Concerns over Syria and China are fading into the distance as the U.S. stock market rallies once again.
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World economy overcomes obstacles

Projected to experience slow expansion in the months to come
HousingWire Staff
Despite signs of relative weakness in China and other emerging markets, the world economy is likely to maintain slow growth for the rest of the year, analysts suggest.
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JPMorgan Chase under investigation for hiring practices

Bank accused of hiring children of powerful Chinese officials
JPMorgan Chase may have gone too far in its attempt to secure valuable business deals in China. The mega bank is under investigation for potentially hiring the children of powerful Chinese officials to win business.
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Chinese investors place bets on Detroit housing comeback

Detroit is home to one of the hardest-hit housing markets in the nation. But some international investors...
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Some buyers prefer a piece of local history

Megan Hopkins
With housing starts on the rise, new homes are popping up all over the country. But many homebuyers prefer older homes that are often considered a...
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REO brokers gain edge by catering to foreign investors

Jon Prior
REO brokers who want to gain an edge with asset managers and banks are being encouraged to form "international shops" designed to better work with foreign...
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