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Analysis Topic: Housing Market Price trends

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Housing-Market

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

U.S. Housing Market Recovery in Jeopardy / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Michael_Pento

A major determinant for U.S. GDP growth is the state of the real estate sector. The construction of new homes contains only small section of the total picture. New appliance purchases and home furnishings go hand in hand with all the ancillary employment surrounding the housing market. Real Estate brokers, banking and legal functions are all necessary to support the buying and selling of new and existing houses. Most importantly, rising real estate prices increase the net worth of consumers, which in turn boosts credit creation, consumption and economic activity. These points were overlooked back in 2007; and the major reason why nearly everyone on Wall Street and in Washington was blindsided by from the fallout of collapsing real estate prices.  

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What Your Not Hearing About China’s Subprime Housing Mortgage Crisis / Housing-Market / China Housing Market

By: Money_Morning

China is the world's second-largest economy, a simple fact that underscores the importance of its financial health to investors worldwide.

And unfortunately, thanks to China's subprime crisis, it's not doing as well as we're led to believe.

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Housing-Market

Monday, July 29, 2013

Why the Housing Market Recovery is Bypassing Young Buyers / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Gary Gately writes: Think of the housing market as a ladder with first-time homebuyers at the bottom and homeowners on the upper rungs, with homes priced higher as you proceed upward.

The first-time homebuyers make it possible for those in the lower-priced homes to sell and move up to costlier homes, which in turn enables the sellers of those homes to move up to costlier homes - and so on.

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Housing-Market

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Declare Detroit a Free City, Give Free Markets a Chance / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: MISES

Patrick Barron writes: We who advocate the free market as the sure path to peace and prosperity often hear that the US economy has to get much, much worse before any real reforms will be allowed. Why must we continue to wait before taking serious action to throttle back parasitic government? A common response is that we need to wait until things are so bad that no one will be able to deny that government is the problem and not the answer. Then even died-in-the-wool socialists will give the free market a chance.

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Housing-Market

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Return of the U.S. Housing Market Bust / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Graham_Summers

Anyone who believes that housing is back in a big way needs to take a look at homebuilder stocks.

Here’s DR Horton (DHI) which is down over 30% from its recent highs.

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Housing-Market

Friday, July 26, 2013

How Higher U.S. Mortgage Interest Rates Will Impact on Housing Market / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Gary Gately writes: Where will higher mortgage rates raise monthly mortgage payments most?

These three charts from the real estate site Zillow.com depict how higher mortgage rates will affect monthly mortgage payments in different markets throughout the United States.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How Higher Mortgage Interest Rates Will Dent U.S. Housing Market Recovery / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Gary Gately writes: How much do higher mortgage rates reduce home sales?

That, of course, depends on how much rates rise and whom you ask. But there's no doubt higher mortgage rates hurt sales, experts say.

Interest rates have been climbing since May. Rates on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.37% for the week ending July 18, Freddie Mac's weekly survey of conforming mortgage rates said. That's up more than a percentage point from early May.

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Housing-Market

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sheffield City Council Selective Licensing New 25% Landlord Tax to Trigger House Prices Drop? / Housing-Market / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

Many of Sheffield's landlords are in uproar as the Council looks set to impose what amounts to an average 25% tax on the bottom end of the cities privately rented housing sector by means of a £1000 additional charge to existing fees on EACH property, given that such targeted properties would yield an annual rental income of between £300 and £400 per month, therefore this amounts to a tax of between 20% and 27% of a years rental income that wipes out most of the profit earned which will have the effect of triggering Landlords to rush to dump and avoid the bottom end of the rental sector which suggests an imminent temporary drop in house prices at the bottom end of the cities housing market, that would also suggest an opportunity for first time buyers this summer.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Big REIT Opportunities in the U.S. Housing Market Recovery / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Martin Hutchinson writes: If you listen to most pundits, you would think housing is on its way back.

But I don't listen to people. I do my own research and make up my mind.

And what I've found is that this housing rally is a double-edged sword. But if you're smart you take advantage of its potential while eliminating much of its real risks.

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Housing-Market

Friday, July 12, 2013

Will the U.S. Home Mortgage Interest Deduction Vanish in 2013? / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Garrett Baldwin writes: In 2013, Congress is expected to explore a number of tax reforms in order to address staggering deficits and a crippling $17 trillion in debt owed by the Federal government.

No proposed tax reform will be more controversial this year than attempts to alter the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction (HMID).

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Housing-Market

Sunday, July 07, 2013

The First Chinks in U.S. Housing Bull Markets Armor / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: DailyWealth

Steve Sjuggerud writes: My favorite idea for the last couple years has been U.S. housing...

The idea is simple. It's based on the fact that TWO once-in-a-lifetime things have come together. We're dealing with...

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

How to Profit from the U.S. Housing Market Recovery / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Gary Gately writes: Housing has rebounded in a big way.

Sales of new, single-family homes surged from April to May at the highest rate since July 2008 and by 29% over the previous year, while existing home sales reached the highest level since November 2009.

And home prices posted their biggest annual increase in more than seven years in May and are expected to continue rising, CoreLogic said Tuesday.

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Housing-Market

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Panic in the Bond Market, Did Bernanke Just Kill the Homebuilders? / Housing-Market / Housing Stocks

By: Investment_U

Zach Scheidt writes: Stock prices for major U.S. homebuilders are under pressure as investors worry about higher interest rates. If you’re invested in these stocks, you should worry, too.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated recently that the Fed will soon begin to reduce its $85 billion-a-month bond purchases, and end them all together by the middle of next year. The news sent shivers through the bond market, driving prices lower and pushing interest rates higher.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Homebuyers in Bidding Wars - Why U.S. House Prices Have Been on a Tear / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Gary Gately writes: In another sign the housing recovery is genuine, home prices soared the most in more than seven years in April in 20 U.S. cities.

The S&P/Case-Shiller index, released today, climbed 12.1% from April 2012, marking the biggest year-over-year increase since March 2006, and rose 2.5% from March to April.

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Housing-Market

Monday, June 24, 2013

U.S. Housing Market Once in a Century Opportunity / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: DailyWealth

Steve Sjuggerud writes: The numbers just came out... and they're excellent...

The median existing home price is up 15.4% year over year... to $208,000. But even at these higher prices, homes are going fast...

The latest numbers show that houses are only on the market for 41 days before they sell, versus 72 days a year ago. (These numbers are nationwide medians.)

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Housing-Market

Friday, June 21, 2013

Did the Federal Reserve Just Kill the U.S. Housing Market Recovery? / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: InvestmentContrarian

George Leong writes: Get ready folks, the party in the housing market may be drawing to a close. Sure, the housing market has steadily improved—you can thank the Federal Reserve for that. But nothing lasts forever.

Just take a look at the steady rise in the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested he might have to reduce his monthly bond buying—buying that helped to drive down lower-term financing rates.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Reasons Why U.S. Housing Market Recovery is Genuine / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Gary Gately writes: The housing market recovery is for real this time. Coming after the housing market crash, the recovery is welcome news to those in the industry - and bodes well for the economy as a whole.

"It almost seems too good to be true," Lawrence Yun, the chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, told Money Morning.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

U.S. Real Estate Investing: Now Time to Take Advantage of the Current Buyer’s Market? / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Don_Miller

While I spent well over three decades writing books and teaching the subject of negotiations, some of the best lessons I learned on the subject came from luck.

Many investment pundits recommend taking full advantage of the current buyer’s market in real estate. Lenders are foreclosing on many properties, often selling them at a loss. At the same time, many private sellers are listing their property on the market well below what they paid for it. This presents wonderful buying opportunities for those who can take advantage of them. If you are going to buy property, you want the best price you can get.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

U.S. Mortgage Interest Rates on the Rise; Repeat of Lead-Up to 2008? / Housing-Market / Mortgages

By: InvestmentContrarian

Sasha Cekerevac writes:One reaction that should not surprise long-term investors is that the market will move far quicker and further than most people expect. Even before the Federal Reserve has made any statement regarding the timing of reducing its asset purchase program, investors have already begun selling their fixed-income investments, which is causing yields to rise.

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Housing-Market

Saturday, June 15, 2013

U.S. Housing Market - Time to Buy a House? / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Mike_Whitney

Anyone who buys a house in today’s market should be aware of the risks. They should know that current prices are not supported by fundamentals, but by unprecedented manipulation by the Fed, the Obama administration, Wall Street Private Equity investors, and the nation’s biggest banks. If any of these main-players withdraws or even reduces their support for the market (in other words, if the banks release more of their distressed inventory, if rates rise, if PE firms buy fewer homes, or if the Congress curtails current mortgage modification programs), housing prices will fall. Given the increasing volatility in global stock and bond markets in recent weeks–which is likely to intensify as the Fed  implements its exit strategy from QE– interest rates will continue to fluctuate putting downward pressure on housing sales and prices. The impact the Fed’s policy will have on markets and the economy is unknown. The Central Bank is in uncharted water. That makes it a particularly bad time to buy a home. Caveat emptor.

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