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IMF: Risk of Another Housing Crash

mises.ca / by David Howden / August 27th, 2014

The International Monetary Fund is warning that the world is at risk of “another devastating housing crash.”

This is true for instance for Australia, Belgium, Canada, Norway and Sweden,” he said.

China’s Housing Bubble Has Popped

teapartyeconomist.com / by Gary North on August 27, 2014

Those trusting souls who arrived late to the biggest housing bubble in history have lost a lot of money. They are going to lose a lot more.

It’s here at last. Pop.

Writes MarketWatch:

In one case, scores of property owners surrounded a Shanghai sales office [...]

Drowning in Unsold New Homes?

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

So now, there’s another aspect of Housing Bubble 2, this time in new single-family homes: dropping sales, swooning prices, and ballooning inventories.

Sales of new single-family homes fell 2.4% in July, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 412,000, the worst in four months, and [...]

Doctor Fed, You Are Wanted In The San Francisco Housing Ward, Stat

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/26/2014 10:22

We have previously explained why the San Francisco market is such an important bellwether of overall liquidity and prevailing economic euphoria, directly supported by not only the Fed’s “wealth effect” printing and the second tech bubble, but also Chinese capital flows out of [...]

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 [...]

Housing Stocks Move From Oversold To Ripe For Shorting

investmentresearchdynamics.com / David Kranzler / August 21, 2014

After a sharp sell-off after last month’s new homes sales report, the housing stocks were due for a bounce. Tuesday’s non-sensical Government-issued housing starts report gave the stocks the excuse short-sellers were looking for to cover. There’s no way any institutional money is buying the homebuilders, [...]

The Schizophrenic US Housing Market In One Chart

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 08/21/2014 12:05

For those who are looking for just one chart with which to summarize the US housing market, here it is courtesy of the NAR, which earlier today reported July existing home sales, which despite beating expectations, were still 4.3% below the 5.38 million annualized homes sold [...]

Housing Starts: A Trading Gift From The Stock Gods

investmentresearchdynamics.com / David Kranzler / August 20, 2014

With horrendously-distorted reporting and seasonal-adjustment issues carrying over from last year’s shutdown of the federal government, the Census Bureau appears to be unable to publish consistent housing starts data on a regular monthly basis. The problem is ongoing, and it has reached a level where the [...]

The Housing Recovery Continues Apace – Mortgage Apps At 14-Year Low

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/13/2014 10:00

How much longer can the myth of a housing recovery remain alive in the mainstream media’s narrative? The smoothed average of Mortgage Applications in the US fell to its lowest since September 2000 this week. Mortgage applications have slumped for 9 months… as mortgage rates have [...]

Practiced Obfuscation of Central Banking: Fischer Gives A Speech

thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / August 12, 2014

US Fed’s Fischer warns of poor growth … The Federal Reserve’s vice-chairman has pointed to weak labour force participation and a soft US housing recovery as two reasons for disappointing global growth, saying this could be a long-term phenomenon. Stanley Fischer’s comments reflected continuing concern about [...]

Alarming Failure of French Economy; Expect Serious Tremors in September

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / August 11, 2014

Les Echo discusses the Alarming Failure of French Economy.

GDP for the second quarter will be released Thursday, and it does not look good. Industrial production declined in the second quarter, foreshadowing very low GDP growth. It’s a moment of truth for the [...]

As “Housing Recovery” Fizzles A New Scheme Emerges: Boost FICO Scores By Changing The Definition

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/08/2014 11:18

Now that the the fourth dead cat bounce in US housing since the Lehman crisis is rapidly fading, and laundered Chinese “hot money” transfers into US luxury real estate no longer provides a firm base to the ultra-luxury segment, the US government is scrambling to find [...]

Another Analyst Explains Why Housing Is In Trouble

 

investmentresearchdynamics.com / David Kranzler / August 7, 2014

This guy explains why the decline in foreclosures and distressed sales is a big negative for the housing market. While counter-intuitive, his explanation is clear – crystal clear:

In summary, the halting of foreclosures and short sales due to can-kicking — and to [...]

Housing Insanity Japanese Style: Record Number of Vacant Homes in Japan, Abe Wants to Stimulate Home Building

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / August 06, 2014

Thanks to a rapidly aging population, record numbers of Japanese homes sit vacant according to the July 30, 2014 Asian Review report Vacant Homes in Japan Reach Record as Outlying Population Shrinks.

A record 13.5% of all homes in Japan were unoccupied as [...]

More Economic Madness in Japan

“Sloshed as I am…” – Shinzo Abe devises housing policy after the third bottle of Sake (Photo credit: Yuya Shino / Reuters)

acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / August 6, 2014

Same Old, Only More Of It

We sometimes try to imagine how Shinzo Abe and his cadre of economic planners are coming [...]

China Services PMI Lowest Since 2005 as Housing Slumps; Manufacturing Expands

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / August 5, 2014

An interesting divergence is underway in China with manufacturing in expansion while the service sector is at the lowest reading since November 2005 according to HSBC China Composite PMI

HSBC China Composite PMI™ data (which covers both manufacturing and services) signalled a third [...]

So you think you can flip? Proliferation of house flipping and rehab shows highlight a resurgence for big bucks in real estate and a general amnesia of recent financial history.

doctorhousingbubble.com / Dr. Housing Bubble / August 2nd, 2014

It is amazing to see the resurgence of housing flipping and rehab centered shows on cable TV. The shows glamorize the lifestyle of flipping forgetting how many people got burned in the previous downturn. Of course, many of the juicy flips already went to [...]

Suddenly, Wall Street Is Bailing On Housing

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 08/01/2014 21:35

Among this week’s most notable moves was the decompression of high-yield credit spreads to near 9 month wides (and continued outflows). What went notably-under-reported by the mainstream media, however, was an even bigger selloff in US mortgage bonds. While JPMorgan is unable to see [...]

Renter nation: The 2000s are highlighting a big shift from home ownership to renting. The number of single family homes now used as rentals is at a record high.

doctorhousingbubble.com / Dr. Housing Bubble / 30 Jul, 2014

There has been a very strong trend of shifting from homeownership to renting over the last decade. This is a dramatic reversal from the peak reached in the 2000s where homeownership reached a historical apex. Sure, this was brought on by making up income, [...]

French Housing “In Total Meltdown”, “Current Figures Are Disastrous”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 07/30/2014 13:20

If Venezuela is the case study of a country in the late stages of transition into a socialist utopia, then France is the clear runner up. The most recent case in point, aside from the already sliding French economy, whose recent contraction can be best seen be [...]