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Case-Shiller Says “Housing Recovery Is Faltering” Despite December Home Prices Jumping Most Since March

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/24/2015 09:09

Home prices, according to Case-Shiller, rose 0.87% MoM in December (better than the expected 0.6% gain) for the biggest seasonally adjusted monthly gain since March, likely bringing the ‘housing recovery is back on track’ meme back into play (despite affordablity being a major driver of the slump […]

The Canadian housing market – in charts

wallstreetexaminer.com / by $hane Obata, Sober Look • February 9, 2015

1) Canada’s housing market is 63% overvalued relative to its historical average…

2) Home prices in Vancouver are more expensive than they are in Sydney, London, and New York…

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Subprime Spikes Auto Sales, Delinquencies Soar, Industry in Total Denial, Fallout to Hit Main Street

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / January 9, 2015

New vehicle sales in the US have been on a tear in 2014, rising 5.6% to 16.5 million units, the highest since banner year 2006. Light-truck sales jumped 10%, cars edged up 1.8%. The industry is drunk with its own enthusiasm.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra […]

It’s Official: Inflated Home Prices Strangle US Housing Market

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / December 29, 2014

Mortgages are hard to get, and inventories of homes for sale are low: Those have been the dominant reasons cited by the industry to rationalize the crummy home sales that have disappointed pundits for over a year. But now those memes have been debunked by […]

Home Prices See Biggest Monthly Drop Since Polar Vortex As Case-Shiller Declines For Second Month

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/30/2014 09:15 -0500

Case-Shiller’s 20-city home price index dropped 0.1% MoM in October (on an unadjusted basis) – the second monthly drop in a row and biggest drop since the Polar Vortex. Year-over-year, home prices rose 4.5% – the weakest growth since October 2012. While this modestly beat expectations […]

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 […]