Category: Housing

This Is the Housing Market Stat Bulls Don’t Want You to See
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This Is the Housing Market Stat Bulls Don’t Want You to See

The housing market is basking in a deluge of positive data. There’s still one statistic that could spell trouble for the recovery in residential real estate. If this trend doesn’t reverse soon, resilient demand alone might not be enough to support home prices. There’s no shortage of optimism in the U.S. housing market today. Home…

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Those Housing Market Crash Warnings Are Starting to Look Silly
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Those Housing Market Crash Warnings Are Starting to Look Silly

U.S. housing market demand rose for a fifth consecutive week. The residential “Purchase Index” has recovered to 2019 levels. The sector faces headwinds, but it’s looking less and less like home prices will crash in the immediate future. It’s still too early to say the housing market is out of the woods, but apocalyptic warnings…

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The U.S. Housing Market Crash Has Begun, Unofficially
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The U.S. Housing Market Crash Has Begun, Unofficially

New homes in the U.S. are being listed at a discount. The lack of liquidity could force more sellers to list their properties at lower prices. Uncertain times ahead for the U.S. housing market as the coronavirus wrecks the economy. The novel coronavirus pandemic is about to wreak havoc on the U.S. housing market. That…

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The Fed’s Housing Market Survey Has Never Looked This Bearish
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The Fed’s Housing Market Survey Has Never Looked This Bearish

The Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Expectations shows a deterioration in Americans’ view of the economy. For the first time since the financial crisis, respondents expect home values to flat-line over the next year. Listing prices are down across several major metro regions. The Federal Reserve’s monthly survey of consumer expectations has painted a bleak…

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Housing Market Shines a Hopeful Beacon for a Plague-Ravaged Economy
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Housing Market Shines a Hopeful Beacon for a Plague-Ravaged Economy

Mortgage applications for home purchases rose for a third straight week, indicating that demand remains strong despite the coronavirus pandemic. Applications could spike even further as more states begin to revoke their stay-at-home orders. Will the pent-up demand seen in the housing market translate to other sectors of the economy too? In an economy ravaged…

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The U.S. Housing Market Could Be Crushed as Home Flipping Returns
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The U.S. Housing Market Could Be Crushed as Home Flipping Returns

Opendoor decides to restart. Housing demand in the U.S. has tanked, and credit has tightened. Job losses add to the uncertainty surrounding the market. As millions of Americans continue to file for unemployment benefits due to the lockdown, the housing market has started feeling the heat. Home sales have started heading south in good measure, but…

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Why the Housing Market Will Defy This Spooky Great Recession Echo
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Why the Housing Market Will Defy This Spooky Great Recession Echo

In a spooky financial crisis echo, the gap between mortgage rates and Treasury bond yields is at its widest mark since 2009. Mortgage rates are low, but they should be even lower by historical standards. Here’s why the housing market will continue to recover anyway. Treasury bond yields and mortgage rates typically move in tandem,…

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