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Concerns lurk beneath the good news in May existing-home sales

The big one: Is it sustainable?
Trey Garrison
Existing-home sales increased in May to their highest pace in nearly six years, according to the National Association of Realtors. But what’s really behind the numbers and what do they mean?
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Will homebuilding ever return to the highs of 2006?

Capital Economics: Housing starts will surge 40%
Trey Garrison
While Capital Economics is forecasting housing starts to surge by almost 40% over the next few years, reaching 1.5 million by the end of 2017, they’re not so sure the industry will see a return to pre-recession 2006 levels. Think they’re right?
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CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.8% annually in April

Analysts project price growth slowdown through 2016
Trey Garrison
Home prices grew 6.8% between April 2014 and April 2015, but that rate of growth is projected to slow. Still, this is a high-side read on prices. Here’s why.
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Capital Economics: Chart shows home prices ready to grow more

Home sales push prices higher
Brena Swanson
Recent housing reports point to the right conditions for house price growth to pick up even more. What's more, the continued steady growth in home sales this year will only add to the upward pressure.
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What’s holding back first-time homebuyers?

Capital Economics: American Dream still alive, it’s credit access that's the hurdle
Trey Garrison
The rising burden of student debt doesn’t explain the weakness in home sales to first-time buyers, so the question arises what is holding this segment back?
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MBA: Mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures drop in 1Q

Is the housing market normalizing?
Trey Garrison
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.54% of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter of 2015. Analysts say it's a good sign for a market that's faced a lot of headwinds. Here's why.
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Student debt is not roadblock to homebuying… yet

But here's one thing that is
Brena Swanson
Excessive levels of student debt repayments are not acting as a roadblock to housing for first-time homeowners, at least not yet. So what is right now?
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Has the mortgage market turned a corner?

Mortgage lending still below norms and signs point to...
Trey Garrison
The mortgage market has been as weak as the jobs market and the economy as a whole so far this year. Is it ready to turn a corner, or will it miss and continue right off the road?
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Second look: Home price surge unlikely to last

Days of rapid price increases coming to an end
Trey Garrison
While the early February reports on home price appreciation seem to suggest a hot market, analysts say it won’t last. Here’s why.
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Will the Fed’s inevitable interest rate hike break a fragile recovery?

Capital Economics: Outside dynamics strong enough to meet the challenge
Trey Garrison
Some are worried that the Federal Reserve’s coming interest rate hike could smothers the housing recovery. But not everyone thinks that way.
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