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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Richmond Fed Mfg Survey

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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Richmond Fed Mfg Survey

Tuesday:• At 9:00 AM ET, the S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for May. Although this is the May report, it is really a 3 month average of March, April and May prices. The consensus is for a 5.6% year-over-year increase in the Comp 20 index for April. The Zillow forecast is for the National Index...
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Rental Growth Where You Least Expect It

Rental Growth Where You Least Expect It

Take a drive through the urban portion of any major city and you will likely see cranes and construction crews dotting the landscape, building what appears to be an endless supply of apartment units.  Your eyes are not deceiving you.  Construction in 24 of...
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Schedule for Week of July 26, 2015

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Schedule for Week of July 26, 2015

The key reports this week are Q2 GDP on Thursday, and Case-Shiller house prices on Tuesday. The FOMC meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, and no change to policy is expected at this meeting. —– Monday, July 27th —–8:30 AM: Durable Goods Orders for June...
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Goldman FOMC Preview

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Goldman FOMC Preview

Friday:• At 10:00 AM ET, 10:00 AM: New Home Sales for June from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for an increase in sales to 550 thousand Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) in June from 546 thousand in May. A few excerpts from an...
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Wednesday: Existing Home Sales, Architecture Billings Index

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Wednesday: Existing Home Sales, Architecture Billings Index

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 9:00 AM, FHFA House Price Index for May 2015. This was originally a GSE only repeat sales, however there is also an...
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The Main Reason You Should Not Wait to Invest…

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The Main Reason You Should Not Wait to Invest…

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently released their 2015 State of the Nation’s Housing report.  The report concentrated on the challenges renters in this country are facing because of the diminishing supply of quality rental units and dramatically escalating rents....
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Sunday Night Futures

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Sunday Night Futures

First, a reminder of what Professor Tim Duy wrote earlier this year: I tend agree that the net impact will be positive, but note that the negative impacts will be fairly concentrated and easy for the media to...
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Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Near July Lows

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Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Near July Lows

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Slowly Approach July Lows Mortgage rates continued the recent trend of very small improvements today. Most lenders are essentially unchanged, and while a few rate sheets were higher than yesterday’s, they were the exception. The...
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CoStar: Commercial Real Estate prices increased in May

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CoStar: Commercial Real Estate prices increased in May

Here is a price index for commercial real estate that I follow.  From CoStar: Commercial Property Price Indices Spring Forward In May FOLLOWING SLOWDOWN IN APRIL, CRE PRICES REBOUNDED IN MAY WITH STRONG SHOWING ACROSS THE BOARD. The two broadest measures of aggregate pricing...
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