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Capital Economics: Recovery in home sales marches on

Analysts bullish on housing
Trey Garrison
The increase in existing home sales in September took sales activity to a 12-month high, and with falling mortgage interest rates and what some see as an improving labor market, Capital Economics is getting bullish on housing.
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Capital Economics: FOMC meeting reveals global concerns

Rate hike likely to happen as soon as March 2015
Brena Swanson
The latest Federal Open Market Committee September meeting minutes revealed that some Fed officials were staying cautious of the weakness of economic growth in China and the euro-zone.
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Capital Economics: August price growth was strongest in five months

Home prices are slowing but not as bad as earlier this year
Trey Garrison
The increase in the CoreLogic measure of house prices in August, although barely half the average monthly gain of August 2012 and 2013, suggests that the housing market is putting the soft patch in prices from earlier this year behind it, a client note from Capital Economics says.
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CoreLogic: Home price growth continues downward trend

Balances the real estate market
Brena Swanson
"Continued moderation of home price appreciation is a welcomed sign of more balanced real estate markets and less pressure on affordability for potential home buyers in the near future," said Mark Fleming, chief economist at CoreLogic.
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Capital Economics: Home price growth will slow to 4% annualized

Loosening credit, stronger wage growth could trigger homebuilding boom
Trey Garrison

Loosening mortgage credit conditions, decent job gains and an eventual acceleration in wage growth will help home sales to rise over the next 12 months, according to Paul Diggle, property economist at Capital Economics.


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Housing start woes go deeper than single-month drop

Analysts still see silver linings in the long term
Trey Garrison
With news Thursday that privately owned housing starts plunged 14.4% in August, many were left scratching their heads at how starts could have printed so poorly.
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Improved monthly Case-Shiller shows housing recovery weaker than thought

Capital Economics: Measure suggests home prices dropping, not just slowing
Trey Garrison
The new Case-Shiller house-price index is a substantial improvement on its predecessors because it offers a monthly read, and that monthly read shows that housing prices have actually been dropping, rather than just slowing in gains, according to Capital Economics.
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Capital Economics remains bullish on housing

Move along, nothing to see here?
Trey Garrison
Despite the sharp slowdown in home price growth and housing in general, Capital Economics remains bullish on the U.S. housing market and mortgage growth.
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Home price growth slows to 21-month low

CoreLogic: July gains just 7.4%
Trey Garrison
Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 7.4% in July 2014 compared to July 2013, according to the July report from CoreLogic – a significant slowdown that continues the long-term trend and a 21-month low.
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Here’s why home price growth will slow to 4% in 2015

Capital Economics says lingering crash weakness still dragging
Trey Garrison
Home-price growth has slowed across the board, and Capital Economics says the slowdown is on track to meet the company's forecast for inflation to slow to 4% in 2015.
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