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First Look: 2020 Housing Forecasts

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First Look: 2020 Housing Forecasts

Towards the end of each year I collect some housing forecasts for the following year.  This is just a beginning (I’ll gather many more). The table below shows a few forecasts for 2020: From Fannie Mae: Housing Forecast: October 2019 From Freddie Mac: Freddie Mac October Forecast: Housing Market Remains Strong While Economic Slowdown Looms...
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Black Knight’s First Look at July: Foreclosure Inventory at Lowest Level Since 2007

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Black Knight’s First Look at July: Foreclosure Inventory at Lowest Level Since 2007

From Black Knight: Black Knight Financial Services’ First Look at July Mortgage Data: Foreclosure Inventory Down 24 Percent Year-Over-Year; Lowest Level Since 2007 According to Black Knight’s First Look report for July, the percent of loans delinquent decreased 2% in July compared to June, and declined 16.5% year-over-year. The percent of loans in the...
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Lawler: Early look at Existing Home Sales in April

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Lawler: Early look at Existing Home Sales in April

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Based on realtor association/board/MLS reports across the country, I estimate that existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors will come in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.70 million in April, up 2.4% from March’s pace, but down 5.8% from last April’s pace. This...
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Lawler: Early Look at Existing Home Sales in July

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Lawler: Early Look at Existing Home Sales in July

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Based on local realtor association/board/MLS reports I have seen across the country, I estimate that existing home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.33 million in July, up 4.9% from June’s disappointing pace. Local data indicate that existing...
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Look Ahead: Case-Shiller House Prices

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Look Ahead: Case-Shiller House Prices

The key report tomorrow will be the Case-Shiller house price index for April. Of course most of the focus will be on Europe and the summit meeting later this week. On Europe, the Financial Times reports: EU could rewrite eurozone budgets The European Union would gain far-reaching powers to rewrite national budgets for eurozone...
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Look Ahead: ISM non-manufacturing index

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Look Ahead: ISM non-manufacturing index

• At 9:00 AM ET, Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index will be released. This is the diesel fuel index for May (a measure of transportation). • At 10:00 AM AM, the ISM non-manufacturing (service) index will be released. The consensus is for the index to be unchanged at 53.5. • Also at 10:00 AM...
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May Contest Winners and Look Ahead

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May Contest Winners and Look Ahead

The June contest starts on Friday with four questions (see below). For the economic question contest in May, the leaders were (Congratulations all!): 1) Bill Dawers 2) Bill (Calculated Risk) 3) (2 way tie) Liye Ma 3) Jon Fader 5) (3 way tie) David Fiene 5) Joey Cordero 5) Andrew Marrinson Friday will be...
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Look Ahead: PPI, Consumer Sentiment

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Look Ahead: PPI, Consumer Sentiment

There are two minor economic indicators scheduled for release tomorrow. • The Producer Price Index for April at 8:30 AM ET. The consensus is for no change in producer prices (0.2% increase in core). • And at 9:55 AM, the Reuter’s/University of Michigan’s Consumer sentiment index is scheduled (preliminary for May). The consensus is...
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Look Ahead: Light Economic Day, Articles on Government Employment

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Look Ahead: Light Economic Day, Articles on Government Employment

There are two minor economic indicators scheduled for release tomorrow. • The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the mortgage aplications index. • At 10:00 AM, Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for March will be released. Last Friday I discussed the significant decline in government jobs over the last few years, and posted...
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A Look At Seller Carryback Notes Images

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Owner Financing: Seven Reasons to Use a Servicing Company for Your Contracts Many investors who carry their own paper on real estate contracts like to receive the payments themselves. It’s OK to do this if you know all the rules and laws about servicing contracts. But, there are things to watch out for, and...
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