Items Tagged with 'Capital Economics'


Proof the housing market can survive a Fed interest rate hike

The reason behind the drop in mortgage apps
Although mortgage applications significantly tumbled this week, the Federal Reserve’s recent interest rate hike is not to blame. The market was ready and prepared for that shock. Instead, this Capital Economics report gives a new explanation, with a positive outlook for housing this year.
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Inventory shortages will continue to dent housing well into 2016

Capital Economics sets new forecasts for home sales
While this past year struggled to keep a high level of inventory on the market, it's looking like next year won't be any better. And despite demand slowly recovering, low inventory levels have weighed on home sales and put upwards pressure on house prices. So just how tight will next year be?
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Easing lending standards bring back first-time buyers

Capital Economics: The housing recovery needs this
Easing mortgage standards are allowing first-time homebuyers to finally jump into the housing market after a rough start to the year held a lot of them back. A new Capital Economics report attributed some of the reason that lenders are now more willing to relax lending conditions to these two things.
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Is the rental market about to bust?

Capital Economics: The true tightness of the rental market
The status of the rental market is buried beneath two seemingly different market indicator reports. However, after a little digging, a new Capital Economics report discovered the likely reason behind the two opposing indicators, noting things are not as bad as they appear.
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Surge in sales leads to tighter housing market

Capital Economics: Housing market activity has seen gains favoring buyers
With limited numbers of existing homes coming onto the market, rising sales have led to very tight market conditions, according to a new client note from Capital Economics. This may be good for buyers and here's why.
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