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Update: Framing Lumber Prices Up Sharply Year-over-year

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Update: Framing Lumber Prices Up Sharply Year-over-year

Here is another update on framing lumber prices. Early in 2013 lumber prices came close to the housing bubble highs – and prices are once again near the bubble highs. This graph shows two measures of lumber prices: 1) Framing Lumber from Random Lengths through November 2017 (via NAHB), and 2) CME framing futures....
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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Richmond Fed Mfg, Jerome Powell Fed Nomination Hearing

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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Richmond Fed Mfg, Jerome Powell Fed Nomination Hearing

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Flat as Markets Get Back to Business Mortgage rates were almost perfectly unchanged today as markets returned to full force following the extended Thanksgiving break . Bond markets (which dictate mortgage rate momentum) had been consolidating in a narrower and narrower range...
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CoreLogic: House Prices up 7.0% Year-over-year in September

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CoreLogic: House Prices up 7.0% Year-over-year in September

Notes: This CoreLogic House Price Index report is for September. The recent Case-Shiller index release was for August. The CoreLogic HPI is a three month weighted average and is not seasonally adjusted (NSA). From CoreLogic: CoreLogic US Home Price Report Reveals Nearly Half of the Nation’s Largest 50 Markets are Overvalued CoreLogic® … today...
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Are house prices a new bubble?

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Are house prices a new bubble?

On Friday, I posted five economic questions I’m frequently asked. I’ll post some thoughts on each of these topics over the next couple of weeks. A common question is: Are house prices in a new bubble?  My short answer was: No.  Here is an explanation. First, we need to define a bubble. Way back...
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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices

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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Lowest in a Week Mortgage rates recovered even more of their recent losses today … Whether this proves to be a turning point in the bigger picture remains to be seen.  Rates are in a well-established uptrend.  Tuesday:• At 9:15 AM ET, S&P/Case-Shiller...
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CoreLogic: House Prices up 6.9% Year-over-year in April

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CoreLogic: House Prices up 6.9% Year-over-year in April

Notes: This CoreLogic House Price Index report is for April. The recent Case-Shiller index release was for March. The CoreLogic HPI is a three month weighted average and is not seasonally adjusted (NSA). From CoreLogic: CoreLogic US Home Price Report Shows Prices Up 6.9 Percent in April 2017 Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales,...
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Real House Prices and Price-to-Rent Ratio in February

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Real House Prices and Price-to-Rent Ratio in February

Here is the earlier post on Case-Shiller: Case-Shiller: National House Price Index increased 5.8% year-over-year in February It has been more than ten years since the bubble peak. In the Case-Shiller release this morning, the seasonally adjusted National Index (SA), was reported as being 2.1% above the previous bubble peak. However, in real terms,...
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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices

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Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices

Monday Night from 9:00 to 10:30 PM: the First Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in New York. From Politifact Live fact-checking the first Trump, Clinton presidential debate From the NY Times: How The New York Times Will Fact-Check the Debate Tuesday:• At 9:00 AM ET, S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for July. Although this is...
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WTI Oil Prices Mostly Unchanged Year-over-year, Little Drag on Inflation

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WTI Oil Prices Mostly Unchanged Year-over-year, Little Drag on Inflation

Fed Governor Lael Brainard mentioned oil prices earlier today: The stabilization of the dollar and oil prices should lead inflation to move back toward our target in coming quarters. Click on graph for larger image This graph shows the year-over-year change in WTI based on data from the EIA.  Currently WTI is down about...
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CoreLogic: Orange County Median Home Prices Hit New Record

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CoreLogic: Orange County Median Home Prices Hit New Record

From Jeff Collins at the O.C. Register: 7,500: O.C. median home price hits record The median price of an Orange County home – or the price at the midpoint of all sales – was 7,500, real estate data firm CoreLogic reported Tuesday. That’s up ,000, or 4.6 percent, in a year and ,000 in...
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