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  • What do the DJIA and HousingWire have in common?

    You may not have noticed, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average is like HousingWire's brother from another mother. They both follow major players in the housing industry, both are considered must-stop shops for investor information -- and both broke 10,000 today. That's right. Yours truly is celebrating its 10,000th post in just three years of operation! HousingWire was originally born strictly out of demand for a knowledgeable and authoritative voice about the mortgage finance markets.
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  • Mixed Messages on UK Housing

    On Friday, the British press was abuzz with news from Nationwide, the third largest mortgage lender, on the rise in house prices for two consecutive month-on-month cycles. However, new research from two other monitoring services draw separate conclusions.
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  • Seasonal Weakness Drives Down September Home Prices

    (Update 1 clarifies Radar Logic Inc.'s company status as unaffiliated with First American Corp.) Home prices continued to fall in local markets across the nation in September, according to a monthly Housing Market Report released Monday by New York-based Radar Logic Inc. Seasonal trends, distressed-sale discounts and a generally weak market were said to have driven the declines in 23 of the 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) Radar Logic tracks.
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  • Outlook Dims, Even for Non-Bubble Housing Markets: Report

    New data released this week suggests the nation's housing malaise, largely confined to some of the most overheated housing markets nationwide thus far, is now spreading even to areas that have, thus far, remained resilient in the face of an industry downturn. In a year when home prices across the U.S. have fallen 15 percent, the housing market in several metropolitan markets that have to date shown resilience are now falling in line with the national downward trend, according to an analysis of home price trends in more than 375 U.S. markets based on the Fiserv Case-Shiller Home Price Index.
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  • Home Prices Resume Downward Trend in Sept., Report Says

    While some counties are showing positive trends, regional and national home price trends resumed a sharp decline during September, according to data released Tuesday by Denver-based Integrated Asset Services, LLC. The company's IAS360 index found that home prices fell 2.1 percent between August and September, and 13.3 percent nationally during the month; those numbers compare to a 0.2 percent monthly decline and 11.6 percent national decline during August.
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  • Asking Prices Resume Downward Trend; Summer's Glow Gone?

    Asking home prices resumed their downward trending in August, portending the end of a likely small seasonal bump in prices, according to a report released Thursday by research firm Altos Research and market analysis specialist Real IQ. The data, an early indicator of actual selling prices, suggests that sellers are again dropping their asking prices after a few months of some markets seeing month-to-month increases.
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  • New Housing Price Index Takes Bottom-Up Approach

    It may seem strange to some that anyone would want to enter the home price index business now, what with the national prominence now being enjoyed by Standard & Poor's, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, and First American CoreLogic for their respective housing price index data. For many who follow the residential mortgage market closely, such indexes have likely become household names. It might seem stranger still that a firm now jumping into the fray would come out of the REO management and collateral valuation business.
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  • Viewpoint: What's the "Right" Home Price, Bill?

    Market commentary Tuesday by Bill Gross over at PIMCO argues that home prices are what matters most going forward, and backs a proposal by Congressional Democrats that would serve to prop up home prices under logic that says further price declines must be avoided:
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