Articles by Kerri Ann Panchuk

Is Obama even going to talk about housing reform tonight?

Don't get your hopes up ...
Whenever President Obama gives a major speech – such as tonight’s State of the Union address – housing analysts wonder if this will be the year when the president finally puts housing and mortgage finance issues center stage, declaring bold and brave new initiatives on the housing front. But don't get your hopes up. It remains one of the more ignored issues of our time.
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U.S. home prices edged up between Oct. and Nov.

Values rise 8.5% year-over-year
The real estate recovery continued in the latter part of 2013, but showed signs of slowing down even as price growth showed significant gains from year earlier levels. New data from Black Knight Financial Services shows only a slight increase in average home values from November to December.
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Think Millennials are stalling the housing market?

Think again. They have nothing on reluctant thirty-somethings
For years now, everyone has been blaming the Millennials for stalling the housing recovery because of their reluctance in buying a home, but it may be the cohort right before them – the generational cuspers, or those born from 1978 to 1982 – who are to blame. This age group now has the lowest homeownership rate in decades.
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