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Items Tagged with 'Housing Market'


New home sales collapse, erasing recent surge

Sales 11.5% down YOY; fall to 406,000 annual pace
July 24, 2014
Sales of new single-family houses plummeted in June to an annualized rate of 406,000, at least 20% below most analyst estimates. It was the biggest miss for new home sales in a year, and brings new home sales down to a level not see since December 2012.
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Freddie Mac: Housing growth remains stagnant

...But it's not all bad news
July 23, 2014
"We remain cautiously optimistic the housing recovery will continue, albeit slowly, until we see more tightening in the labor markets to give personal incomes a much-needed jolt,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said.
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Is this why 3.6 million ready homeowners aren’t selling in 2014?

One in three current mortgage holders have a rate below 4%
July 21, 2014
The problem for one in three homeowners is that selling and then buying means surrendering a dynamite mortgage interest rate, which means even if the home they want to buy is about the same price, they end up paying much more per month.
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NAHB: Homebuilder confidence reaches 6-month high

It's officially a good sales market
July 16, 2014
Homebuilder confidence reached a six-month high, officially showing good sales conditions as strong jobs numbers helped buoy confidence.
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Which housing markets are the MLB All-Star markets?

ZipRealty knocks it out of the park with baseball/housing breakdown
July 15, 2014
In honor of Tuesday's All-Star baseball game, ZipRealty surveyed real estate conditions among rival "teams" to determine who has the all-star housing market. The heavy-hitters will surprise you.
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FBR: Make credit available or we won’t see $1 trillion in originations

Weak May and June continue to drag market down
July 8, 2014
Nothing happens in this industry without mortgage originations. They’re the lifeblood of this industry. Without originations, there are no servicing rights available for purchase and there are no securitizations to invest in.
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Changing demographics, homebuyer tastes cloud affordable housing policy

Standard & Poor’s: GSE role is stalling housing finance reform
July 7, 2014

Changing demographics and homebuyer tastes cloud affordable housing policy, and the choices that the 20- to 34-year-old demographic make regarding housing will profoundly affect future housing trends, as will any GSE reform.

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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The greatest threat to the housing industry

Good 2Q news for Annaly; why home prices are falling; rent or buy?
July 7, 2014
What is happening with home price gains, and what is the biggest threat to the housing industry? Which mortgage REIT may outperform expectations in the second quarter? And when is renting better than buying?
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From HW Magazine

Reading the cards

Five things to know about housing for the rest of the year
July 1, 2014
The future of housing for 2014 looks a lot different – and a lot darker – than it did at the start of the year. Either fundamentals have changed, or the evidence is getting so overwhelming that neither the most hopeful naiveté or calculating spin can cover it.
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Housing — the economy's needy friend

2 main concerns for housing
June 27, 2014
"The housing market was the reliable buddy who would bail you out of jail or drive you home at the end of a wild night. But now, the housing market is the needy one in this relationship. The housing market needs the economy to pick up before it can recover,” Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson.
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