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4 Million Homeowners Still Underwater, Total Negative Equity $157 Billion

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Thursday, December 04, 2014 1:41 AM

In spite of a sustained rally in home prices, the October Black Knight Financial Services Mortgage Monitor shows Four million borrowers currently underwater.

Highlights

Black Knight found that even though underwater mortgages are now less than 8% of all mortgages, there are still […]

Housing Bubble 2 Pops: New Home Prices Plunge the Worst EVER

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / October 28, 2014

The Commerce Department reported another miracle on Friday. Or rather a mirage. In September, new home sales edged up 0.2% from August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000 units. This isn’t a huge number, compared to the crazy days of Housing Bubble 1, […]

US Home Prices Are Rolling Over (in one Chart)

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / October 2, 2014

The numerous outfits that attempt to measure home price levels and movements in the US all come up with different numbers, and often frustratingly so, in part because they measure different things. Some measure actual cities, others measure the often multi-county area of the entire […]

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Decline For The Third Month In A Row

investmentresearchdynamics.com / By David Kranzler / September 30, 2014

“The broad-based deceleration in home prices continued in the most recent data,” says David M. Blitzer, Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices

The housing market was greeted with a double-whammy so far this week. Yesterday’s Pending Home Sales Index for August […]

Case-Shiller Home Prices Tumble Most Since Nov 2011, 3rd Drop In A Row

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/30/2014 09:10 -0400

For the 3rd month in a row, S&P Case-Shiller home prices fell MoM with July’s 0.5% drop the biggest since November 2011. This dragged the YoY growth to 6.75% (missing expectations of 7.4%) and its slowest rate of increase since November 2012. Non-seasonally-adjusted the drop is […]

New Home Sales Explode Higher Thanks To… Record High Average New Home Prices?

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/24/2014 10:12

New Home Sales rose a magnificent (seasonally-adjusted annualized rate) 18% in August – the biggest monthly rise since January 1992. At 504k, new home sales are back at May 2008 levels (though obviously massively below the 1.4 million homes sold at the peak in […]

Bidding Wars Stop; Millennials Leave Their Parents’ Basements, But Not For Homes; Pent Up Demand?

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 22, 2014

Bidding Wars StopWith cash-paying investors on full retreat, existing home sales dropped 1.8% in August, according to the National Association of Realtors. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist says that’s a good thing because “first-time buyers have a better chance of purchasing a home now that bidding […]

Underwater in Southern California and trend reversals: 10 percent of SoCal homeowners remain underwater despite recent increase in home prices.

doctorhousingbubble.com / Dr. Housing Bubble / September 3rd, 2014

You would think that the recent rise in home prices across Southern California would be enough to bring most homeowners into a positive equity position. However, we still have 1 out of 10 homeowners in a negative equity position. The total number of homes […]

The Home-Flipping Bubble Implodes

wolfstreet.com / Wolf Richter / August 22, 2014

Home flipping – buying a home and reselling it within 12 months, hopefully for a profit – is the American entrepreneur’s reaction to the vagaries of the housing market. When these gutsy people perceive a big profit opportunity, such as soaring home prices, they […]

What happens when investors pullback form the housing market? Cash sales volume down 21 percent in California year-over-year. Sales volume remains incredibly low as inventory builds up.

doctorhousingbubble.com / Dr. Housing Bubble / 28 Jul, 2014

Big investors have been a critical component to the housing market going back to 2008. Over the last few years, we have seen the smalltime ragtag mom and pop investor creep back into the market trying to make money on flips. Of course as […]

Chinese Home Prices Decline In Record Number Of Cities, Average Sale Price Has Biggest Drop Since Lehman

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 07/18/2014 09:00 -0400

China’s attempts to “reign in” its credit and housing bubble (to “taper”, if you will) and to deleverage its financial sector, so widely trumpeted over a year ago just before its banking system nearly locked up overnight, are rapidly becoming the biggest joke in […]

Is Canada Next? (A Very Ugly Chart)

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / July 15, 2014

While the US has been struggling for five years with a recovery that has been so crummy that “recovery” often shows up in quotation marks, Canada has been rolling in good times. Its economy has been powered by a housing bubble beyond even […]

Is Canada Next? (In One Very Ugly Chart)

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / July 15, 2014

While the US has been struggling for five years with a recovery that has been so crummy that “recovery” often shows up in quotation marks, Canada has been rolling in good times. Its economy has been powered by a housing bubble beyond even […]

Same problems, different date? Home prices vs wages

investmentwatchblog.com / July 10, 2014

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The Untimely End Of San Francisco’s Tech And Housing Bubbles

testosteronepit.com / Wolf Richter / JUNE 13, 2014 AT 5:02AM

In our neck of the woods, Vinod Khosla is currently most notorious for trying to boot people off Martins Beach, across the coastal mountains from Silicon Valley. Californians love their beaches, even if the water is frigging cold in the summer. And so […]

UK May Home Prices Surge By Most Since 2002

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 06/05/2014 11:10

Two weeks ago we asked, rhetorically, “Whose Housing Bubble Is Bigger?” and showed the April home price increases in the UK and China:

Today, we have our answer. As the WSJ reports, “U.K. house prices rose at the fastest monthly pace in almost 12 years and to […]

A history of a turning housing market in Southern California: Does the contraction in sales necessarily mean a fall in home prices?

doctorhousingbubble.com / By Dr. Housing Bubble / 3 Jun, 2014

Housing markets have a very slow inflection point compared to say the stock market. When the stock market corrects, the reaction is nearly instantaneously and the visual cues are so apparent by thousands of flashing red signs. In housing however corrections happen in […]

The US Housing Market’s Darkening Data

peakprosperity.com / by Brian Pretti / June 3, 2014, 1:15 AM

When looking at residential real estate, we often tend to focus almost solely on recent price movements in assessing the health of the housing market at any point in time. But as both homeowners and income-earners in the larger economy, of which […]

The disappearing real estate agents of California: From 542,000 in 2008 to 403,000 California Broker and Sale Licensees. Low volume and low sales continue to dominate market.

doctorhousingbubble.com / Housing Bubble / 29 May, 2014

One of the more interesting sidebars of the jump in home prices in 2013 is that many real estate agents are not necessarily thrilled. You would think that with prices in some areas reaching near peak levels that real estate agents would be jumping for […]

Chart Of The Day: Whose Housing Bubble Is Bigger?

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/19/2014 12:14

Last week we reported that the Chinese housing market, a carbon copy indicator of Chinese market liquidity, has completed a very mutated “head and shoulders” pattern in what increasingly many are seeing as a precursor to what may be – absent another massive liquidity push […]