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Lawler: Spotlight Seattle: Inventory Shortage Abating Rapidly

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Lawler: Spotlight Seattle: Inventory Shortage Abating Rapidly

Tuesday:At 10:00 AM ET, The September NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of  67, unchanged from 67 in August. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor. From housing economist Tom Lawler: Spotlight Seattle: Inventory Shortage Abating Rapidly Here are some August residential sales...
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Lawler: Reasonable Population Projections Are Important!

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Lawler: Reasonable Population Projections Are Important!

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Reasonable Population Projections Are Important! One of the key variables analysts look at in attempting to project such things as housing demand, labor force growth, government “entitlement” spending, and a host of other key “macro” indicators is the projected population — not just (or even mainly) the total population,...
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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in January

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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in January

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in January Based on publicly-available state and/or local realtor/MLS reports released through today, I project that US existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.60 million, up 2.0% from December’s preliminary...
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Lawler: Table of Distressed Sales and All Cash Sales for Selected Cities in November

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Lawler: Table of Distressed Sales and All Cash Sales for Selected Cities in November

Economist Tom Lawler sent me the table below of short sales, foreclosures and all cash sales for selected cities in November. On distressed: The total “distressed” share is down year-over-year in all of these markets. Short sales and foreclosures are mostly down in these areas. The All Cash Share (last two columns) is mostly declining year-over-year....
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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in October

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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in October

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Based on publicly-available local realtor/MLS reports from across the country released through today, I project that US existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.47 million in October, unchanged from September’s preliminary pace and up 3.4% from...
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Lawler on August Existing Home Sales

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Lawler on August Existing Home Sales

From housing economist Tom Lawler: In a report released this morning, the National Association of Realtors estimated that US existing home sales ran a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.33 million, down 0.9% from July’s downwardly revised (to 5.38 million from 5.39 million) pace and up 0.8% from last August’s seasonally adjusted pace. The...
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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in August

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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in August

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Based on publicly-available state and local realtor/MLS reports from across the country released through today, I project that existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million in August, up 1.9% from July’s preliminary pace and up...
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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in July

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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in July

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Based on publicly-available state and local realtor/MLS reports from across the country released through today, I project that existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.41 million in July, down 2.9% from June’s preliminary pace and down...
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Lawler on Existing Home Sales, Table of Distressed Sales for Selected Cities in February

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Lawler on Existing Home Sales, Table of Distressed Sales for Selected Cities in February

From housing economist Tom Lawler: NAR: Home Sales “Fizzled” in February: Northeast Estimate “Looks Low” In a report released this morning, the National Association of Realtors estimated that US existing home sales ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million in February, down 7.1% from January’s pace and up 2.2% from last...
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Lawler: Updated Table of Distressed Sales and Cash buyers for Selected Cities in June

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Lawler: Updated Table of Distressed Sales and Cash buyers for Selected Cities in June

Economist Tom Lawler sent me an updated table below of short sales, foreclosures and cash buyers for selected cities in June. On distressed: Total “distressed” share is down in most of these markets mostly due to a decline in short sales (Baltimore is up because of an increase in foreclosures). Short sales are down...
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