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Jobless claims jump 21K in one week

4-week rolling average also climbs
Trey Garrison
Right when you'd think holiday hiring would be picking up, jobless claims rise 21,000 in one week. This does not bode well.
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Mortgage apps fall 4.3% despite low mortgage rates

Refinancing share tick up but volume down
Trey Garrison
Mortgage rates are still at long-term lows but despite ticking up last week, mortgage applications remain doggedly down. Here's how it breaks down.
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Home price gains strongest in months

Capital Economics: House price growth ahead
Trey Garrison
Despite the September slowdown in home price growth, Capital Economics says the future for housing looks better than you think.
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SFR transactions a low risk of inducing downward price spirals

Moody’s: Failure to refi won’t result in forced sell-off
Trey Garrison
A steep drop in home prices would reduce liquidation recoveries in single-family rental securitizations if the transactions must sell properties to repay bondholders, but the risk that a transaction sponsor’s failure to refinance its loan would itself trigger a widespread property price decline that would in turn harm the transaction’s recoveries is low.
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Existing home sales tick up 1.5% in October

Second month in a row of gains brings pace to highest in 11 months
Trey Garrison
Existing-home sales rose in October for the second straight month and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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Flipping activity continues to decline as prime inventory dwindles

Profits still top 36% for investors
Trey Garrison
The third-quarter report from RealtyTrac on flipping shows that 26,947 single-family homes were flipped nationwide in the third quarter of 2014 — where a home is purchased and subsequently sold again within 12 months — representing 4% of all U.S. single-family home sales.
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Sam Zell: There’s no tremendous demand for real estate

Price growth is solid and sustainable; demographics changing
Trey Garrison
Billionaire Investor Sam Zell looks at the American housing market, and like a tuna sandwich, it’s not much to get excited about one way or the other.
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Housing starts drop 2.8% in October but permits up

Completions slow dramatically from September
Trey Garrison
Privately owned housing starts dropped 2.8% in October to print at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,009,000 units, which is still 7.8% above the October 2013 rate of 936,000.
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Homebuilder confidence rises in November

Builders see growing consumer confidence, traffic
Trey Garrison
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index.
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Housing stepping in the right direction but at muted pace

Sterne Agee Chief Economist: Era of the home as an ATM is over
Trey Garrison
Sterne Agree chief economist Lindsey Piegza says that while the housing market continues to take steps in the right direction, the pace of the recovery remains muted.
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