Washington is protecting buyers right out of homeownership

Washington is protecting buyers right out of homeownership

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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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Capital Economics: US economy about to shift into high gear

Woo-hoo! Higher wages on the way!
Jacob Gaffney
“The fiscal drag has eased, household debt has fallen to more manageable levels and property prices have recovered,” according to the executive summary of the third quarter Global Economic Outlook from the analytics firm.
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Here’s why ADP’s optimistic May jobs report is troubling

Stagnation level job creation may be worse than reported
Trey Garrison
Job creation didn’t come to a standstill in the first quarter despite the fact that the economy shrank by 1%, but the ADP forecast for May job creation is troubling. Despite all the “pent-up demand” traditional pundits have been crowing about, May’s numbers are seriously weak, and that’s coming from an optimistic report.
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Private capital is returning to the mortgage market

Shrinking spread between jumbo and conforming mortgages is a positive indicator
Ben Lane
“We think that the decline in the jumbo-conforming mortgage interest rate spread is a positive sign for the future of the mortgage market,” Capital Economics Property Economist Paul Diggle said.
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The weather is improving but housing conditions are not — here's why

Is the housing recovery stalling?
Brena Swanson
Yes, the weather is inhibiting housing but so are mortgage rates. Could it actually be a conglomeration of variables that are causing a stall in housing recovery?
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Is snow a good or bad forecast for housing?

February work days slip even further down
Brena Swanson
February already falls in at the low end for monthly day counts, but that in compilation with this week’s snowstorm, President’s Day weekend and another winter storm in the forecast, puts this month even lower in count. So what does this mean for housing?
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Janet Yellen must face these 5 challenges head on

Will she be Action Janet or Caretaker Janet?
Trey Garrison
Like the 12 labors of Hercules, here are the five challenges facing new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
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