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2016 Housing Update

The Mortgage Corner What should happen to U.S. housing in 2016, with interest rates at record lows and a healthy job market? Much will depend on population growth, and in particular the newest largest generation of all—the millennials, or Gen … Continue reading

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More Jobs Available, Goldman Upgrades RE Forecast

Popular Economics Weekly Goldman Sachs economist David Mericle in his research report, “Housing: The Recovery Resumes” says that overall, the message from the broad housing data flow is that the housing market is still at the beginning of a new … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Millennials—Part II

Financial FAQs We have talked before about the upcoming Millennial, or Gen Y generation that will number more than 80 million eventually, 7 percent higher than their baby boomer parents that gave us such high economic growth in the 1980s … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing In Decline

The Mortgage Corner The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies has just come out with their rental market report, and it shows very little low rent housing available, due mainly to both increased household formation and those who have lost … Continue reading

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Household Formation Key To Housing Recovery

Financial FAQs The formation of new households—young adults leaving the homestead—has always been an important ingredient of home sales. We are talking about 18 to 34 year-olds who have been staying at home during the Great Recession for understandable reasons—whether … Continue reading

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Housing Affordability Still Improving

The Mortgage Corner A very pessimistic Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies’ 2010 annual report says with the job market in dire straits, household incomes declining and foreclosures dragging down home values, the housing market may take years to … Continue reading

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Economic Interdependence Is Good

How interdependent we have become! The lessons of this recession and the ongoing recovery, is that going it alone won’t work—whether when drilling oil wells, or evading financial regulations. We even have to thank our dependence on foreign trade with … Continue reading

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