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House Prices and Inventory

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House Prices and Inventory

This will be an interesting year for housing. With the tax changes – and rising mortgage rates – a key question is: What will be the impact on housing? The answer is no one knows for sure. For the possible impact of tax changes on housing, see: Question #10 for 2018: Will the New...
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Question #8 for 2018: What will happen with house prices in 2018?

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Question #8 for 2018: What will happen with house prices in 2018?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2018. I’ll try to add some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question. 8) House Prices: It appears house prices – as measured by the national repeat sales index (Case-Shiller, CoreLogic) - will be up over 6% in 2017.   What will happen with house...
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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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