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Q1 2018 GDP Details on Residential and Commercial Real Estate

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Q1 2018 GDP Details on Residential and Commercial Real Estate

The BEA has released the underlying details for the Q1 advance GDP report. The BEA reported that investment in non-residential structures increased at a 12.3% annual pace in Q1.  Investment in petroleum and natural gas exploration increased substantially recently, from a billion annual rate in Q4 2016 to a 8 billion annual rate in Q1...
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FNC: Residential Property Values increased 5.7% year-over-year in February

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FNC: Residential Property Values increased 5.7% year-over-year in February

In addition to Case-Shiller, and CoreLogic, I’m also watching the FNC, Zillow and several other house price indexes. FNC released their February 2016 index data.  FNC reported that their Residential Price Index™ (RPI) indicates that U.S. residential property values increased 0.1% from January to February (Composite 100 index, not seasonally adjusted).  The 10 city MSA...
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FNC: Residential Property Values increased 3.7% year-over-year in October

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FNC: Residential Property Values increased 3.7% year-over-year in October

In addition to Case-Shiller, CoreLogic, FHFA and LPS, I’m also watching the FNC, Zillow and several other house price indexes. FNC released their October index data last night. FNC reported that their Residential Price Index™ (RPI) indicates that U.S. residential property values increased 0.4% from September to October. From FNC: Home Prices Up 0.4%...
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Residential Remodeling Index increases 2 percent in April

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Residential Remodeling Index increases 2 percent in April

BuildFax Remodeling Index Residential remodels authorized by building permits in the United States in April were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 2,729,000. This is 2 percent above the revised March rate of 2,683,000 and is 12 percent above the April 2011 estimate of 2,447,000. Seasonally-adjusted annual rates of remodeling across the country in...
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Thoughts on Residential Investment Recovery

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Thoughts on Residential Investment Recovery

A few thoughts looking out a few years … • Residential investment (RI) is the best leading indicator for the economy. This isn’t perfect – nothing is – but RI is usually a strong leading indicator for the business cycle. The slump in RI helped me call the 2007 recession correctly, and the lack...
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Banks reportedly pushing for 10% down on qualified residential mortgage

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Banks reportedly pushing for 10% down on qualified residential mortgage

Lenders have begun pushing lawmakers for a down payment of less than 10% on mortgages it would not have to retain the risk on after securitization, according to Washington research group MF Global. Under Dodd-Frank, federal regulators are charged with setting a qualified residential mortgage, or QRM, standard. Lenders would have to retain 5%...
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