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Drop In Pending Homes Sales Portends Bigger Drop For Housing Market

investmentresearchdynamics.com / By David Kranzler / October 1, 2014

I know, I know I’ve been radio silent on the precious metals sector. That’s because there’s nothing constructive for me say right now given the extreme level of intervention going on and everyone can read rants about that ad nauseum on a lot of other blogs. [...]

Is Canada Next? Housing Bubble Threatens ‘Financial Stability’

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • October 1, 2014

Canada’s truly magnificent housing bubble, incomparably more magnificent that the housing bubble in the US that blew up with such spectacular results, is starting to worm its way into all sorts of venues. And on Tuesday, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Agathe Côté had a [...]

Is Canada’s Truly Magnificent Housing Bubble Next?

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / October 1, 2014

Canada’s truly magnificent housing bubble, incomparably more magnificent that the housing bubble in the US that blew up with such spectacular results, is starting to worm its way into all sorts of venues. And on Tuesday, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor [...]

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 [...]

New Homebuilder Short-Sell Report Is Posted

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

The National Association of Realtor’s Pending Home Sales Report for August was out today. It showed a 1% drop from July to August – despite a Wall St. consensus estimate looking for a .8% gain. July’s index was also revised slightly lower. It showed a 2.2% [...]

America’s “All Important” Housing Market Flashing Red After Bad Data Double Whammy

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/30/2014 10:12

Those who read Zero Hedge regularly will be aware that for us no other regional US housing market is more important than that of the San Francisco. Recall from June:

When it comes to critical housing markets in the US, none is more important than [...]

China Housing Bubble Bursts: Q3 Land Sales Crater 50%

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/29/2014 15:45

China may be doing everything in its power to divert attention from the simple fact that its housing bubble, the largest in the world in terms of both assets comprising it as well as divergence from fair value, has burst. But while there is no clear [...]

The Southwest housing mania is overheating: California, Arizona, and Nevada leading the way once again with unaffordable housing markets.

doctorhousingbubble.com / By Dr. Housing Bubble / 28 Sep, 2014

There is a great book called Willpower that examines the ability of people to actually exercise self-control and how these character traits impact life. Those that can delay gratification typically end up doing better in life throughout marriages, work, and their financial decisions. Why [...]

Housing “Recovery” – RIP

blog.milesfranklin.com / By Andrew Hoffman / September 26th, 2014

According to the MSM, yesterday’s equity plunge was due to the Russians considering counter-sanctions against the West. I mean, how pathetic can the propaganda get – as if such actions, if indeed taken would “surprise” anyone? Alternatively, any financial professional would look at charts like [...]

Housing Early Warning Stress Indicator On Rise

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / by Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 25, 2014

A chart in the latest Black Knight Mortgage Monitor Release caught my eye.For five months, the number of properties and the percentage of properties 30-days delinquent has been on the rise (arrows added).

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Last Time this Happened, the Housing Market Crashed

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / September 25, 2014

Homebuilder KB Homes, when it reported earnings for the quarter ended August 31, revealed that the average price of the homes it sold rose 9% to $327,000. In the West, prices jumped by 20% to $579,700. With these juicy price increases, sales in [...]

Housing Prices, “Real” Interest Rates, and the “Real” CPI

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 24, 2014

With housing prices still rising, albeit more slowly, inquiring minds might be wondering about “Real” interest rates and the “Real” CPI?CPI DistortionsI believe the CPI is hugely distorted, but not for the same reasons as everyone else. Home prices used to be in the CPI but [...]

Debt Rattle Sep 23 2014: Busting The Boom One Step At A Time

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theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / September 23, 2014

Increasingly, the way the ‘booming recovery’ is presented to the public is so out there you could be pardoned for thinking someone is getting desperate. Like, really? Let’s start off with US [...]

The Fed’s Credit Channel Is Broken And Its Bathtub Economics Has Failed

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / September 23, 2014

Among the many evils of monetary central planning is the conceit that 12 members of the FOMC can tweak the performance of a $17 trillion economy on virtually a month to month basis—using the crude tools of interest rate pegging and word cloud [...]

Spot The Problem? Hint: High Homebuilder Confidence Marks The Top

investmentresearchdynamics.com / By David Kranzler / September 18, 2014

Although I never put much credibility in the Government’s housing starts report because the data collection is poor and the data that is collected is put through the Government’s statistics manipulation meat-grinder, today showed a stunning decline in housing starts vs. last month and vs. [...]

Things Worse than Slow Growth Await the US Economy

wolfstreet.com / Fabius Maximus / September 18, 2014

Fabius Maximus, a multi-author website with a focus on geopolitics. This article originally appeared here.

Expectations run high for the US economy to experience an acceleration from the paltry 2% per year GDP growth we’ve had since the crash. Surveys record optimism [...]

More Evidence That Housing Hit A Wall In August

investmentresearchdynamics.com / David Kranzler / September 16, 2014

Homes sales volume PLUNGED in August in Southern California, San Francisco/Bay Area and Las Vegas. These had been among the hottest markets in sales volume, low inventory and price increase in 2012/2013. Not anymore:

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How the Government Deceives us on Inflation, as Rents and Housing Costs Soar

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / September 12, 2014

It’s hard these days to worry about inflation amidst a maelstrom of voices claiming that there isn’t enough inflation to begin with, and that the world will end if prices stop rising even for a moment. Whatever inflation we may encounter in daily [...]

The Entire Housing Market Hit A Wall In August

investmentresearchdynamics.com / By David Kranzler / September 12, 2014

“I spent well over an hour surveying the housing market in my area (south-metro Denver) and the market is flooded with homes for sale, with many mid-range ($500-$750) homes being lowered 5-10% in price and still sitting on the market. Zillow is estimating [...]

Examining the net worth of renters and homeowners: Most Americans stash their wealth in home equity. Many housing markets affordable, just not the area you are looking at.

doctorhousingbubble.com / Dr. Housing Bubble / 12 Sep, 2014

The nation is undergoing a radical transformation where renting is currently outpacing homeownership. The reasons are complex including the multi-year investor orgy into single family homes. Since the crisis hit 7,000,000+ homes have been lost due to the long and drawn out process of foreclosure. [...]