Tag Archives: Housing

Will Housing Starts Save Inventories?

The Mortgage Corner Will new housing construction improve the very low inventory levels that are restricting housing sales? It is hard to know at present if this slowdown is due more to the severe winter weather, lack of inventory, or … Continue reading

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Housing Construction Continues Increase

The Mortgage Corner Residential investment and housing starts are usually the best leading indicator for economy, and they show continued growth.  This isn’t the only leading indicator, but it suggests the economy will continue to grow over the next couple … 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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Housing Starts, Builder Confidence Improve

Popular Economics Weekly Housing made somewhat of a comeback in July and taking into account wet weather on the East coast should be taken as stronger than face value.  Housing starts in July rebounded 5.9 percent after falling 7.9 percent … Continue reading

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Shadow Inventory of Bad Loans Still Too High

Financial FAQs The shadow inventory of troubled homes fell to about 2 million in April, down 18 percent from the same period in the prior year, and down 34 percent from a peak of 3 million in early 2010. But … Continue reading

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Housing Prices at Seven-Year High

The Mortgage Corner The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index just reported home prices were accelerating strongly going into  a very strong April start to the Spring housing season. The Case-Shiller 20-city data show a very strong 1.1 percent monthly adjusted … Continue reading

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January Housing Prices, Mortgages, Surging

The Mortgage Corner CoreLogic reported that home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 9.7 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012. This change represents the biggest increase since April 2006 and the 11th consecutive … Continue reading

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