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Housing Starts Unexpectedly Sink, Multi-Family in Huge 34% Retreat Year-Over-Year

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / August 16, 2017

Construction spending for the second quarter is off to a slow start as judged by housing starts. The Econoday consensus was for a 1% rise. Instead, starts declined nearly 5% from the initial June report, now revised lower.

Construction Indicators Slide

Mortgage News Daily […]

Housing Recovery False Alarm – Starts, Permits Plunge In July As Rental Units Collapse

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 16, 2017 8:40 AM

Following June’s huge surprise jumps in Housing Starts (revised lower) and Building Permits (revised notably higher), July saw both starts and permits plunge (-4.8% and -4.1% respectively) dramatically missing expectations. The majority of the plunge is driven by multi-family starts crashing 35.2% YoY […]

Housing & Mobility

wallstreetexaminer.com / by By: R. Christopher Whalen / August 11, 2017

“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

Thomas Jefferson

New York | When William Clay Ford Jr., Chairman of Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F), fired CEO Mark Fields earlier this year, he […]

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – Building a Dream

jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 27 JULY 2017

“Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who have observed his law; Seek justice, seek humility; And perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s justice.

This was the triumphal city, high and mighty, Saying to herself, ‘I am the one, and none dare […]

Is Canada Really “In Serious Trouble”: Goldman Responds

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 19, 2017 10:49 AM

One week after we channeled Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slok, who two years ago warned that “Canada is in serious trouble“, a warning which was especially resonant after last week’s rate hike by the Bank of Canada – the first since 2010 – which we […]

Housing Starts, Permits Rebound In June Despite Tumble In HomeBuilder Confidence

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 19, 2017 8:40 AM

After a pitiful drop in May, building permits rebounded galantly in June (+7.4% MoM – the most since Nov 2015)…

Both Single- and Multi-family jumped…

and following three straight monthly declines, housing starts rose 8.3% MoM in June – the biggest jump since […]

People Buy Payments (Or Why Rates Can’t Rise)

Debt drives rates lower….not higher. Debt is deflationary. See chart below and read this: https://t.co/jHAcnuGTit pic.twitter.com/tM2a5BrIiO

— Lance Roberts (@LanceRoberts) July 14, 2017

zerohedge.com / by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com / Jul 17, 2017 1:55 PM

This past week, the lovely, and talented, Danielle DiMartino-Booth and I shared a discussion on […]

Are Real Home Prices Rising Or Falling Where You Live: Here’s How To Find Out

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 9, 2017 8:00 PM

As we’ve noted time and time again, the fact that average national housing prices appear to have recovered from the peak of the housing bubble masks the uneven nature of America’s economic recovery: While certain popular coastal markets have seen prices recover, much of […]

Ep. 944 Another Way Government Makes Housing Expensive

tomwoods.com / Tom Woods / 4th July 2017

You may be familiar with the problems with Dodd-Frank, but here’s one almost nobody knows about: it all but shuts off a significant source of financing for lower-priced and starter homes. Hard to believe, I know: a government regulation harming ordinary people….

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Existing Home Sales Bounce 1%, Time to Sell Hits New Low: “Happy and Relieved”?

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / June 21, 2017

Housing, which had been showing considerable second-quarter weakness bounced slightly. That was enough to beat the Econoday consensus.

Housing has been sliding which adds importance to May’s very solid 1.1 percent rebound in existing home sales to a higher-than-expected 5.620 million annualized rate. Today’s report […]

Existing Home Sales Bounce 1%, Time to Sell Hits New Low

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / June 21, 2017

Housing, which had been showing considerable second-quarter weakness bounced slightly. That was enough to beat the Econoday consensus.

Housing has been sliding which adds importance to May’s very solid 1.1 percent rebound in existing home sales to a higher-than-expected 5.620 million annualized rate. Today’s report is […]

REAL Home Prices Remain 21.35% Below 2006 Peak (As Of December 2016)

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B Sanders • June 17, 2017

How bad was the housing bubble of the 2000s? Real home prices remain 21.35% below their peak in 2006 during the housing bubble, according to the Bank for International Settlements.

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NAR Cites “Housing Emergency” as Starts Unexpectedly Dive 5.5 Percent: NAR “Befuddled”

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / June 16, 2017

The second-quarter economic report misery continues in a major way today with housing starts and permits unexpectedly falling.

The Econoday consensus was was for starts to rise 4.35%. Instead, starts fell 5.5%. Adding insult to injury, April was revised lower by 1.37 percentage points making the […]

Housing Starts Suffer Worst Streak Since Jan 2009, Permits Plunge

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 16, 2017 8:40 AM

For the first time since Jan 09, Housing Starts dropped for the 3rd month in a row in May, drastically missing expectations (-5.5% vs +4.1% exp.) with both March and April revised notably lower. Building Permits also tumbled in May and massively missed expectations […]

“This Market Is Crazy”: Hedge Fund Returns Hundreds Of Millions To Clients Citing Imminent “Calamity”

Altair chairman and chief investment officer Philip Parker.

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 29, 2017 2:39 PM

While hardly a novel claim – in the past many have warned that Australia’s housing and stock market are massive asset bubbles (which local banks were have been forced to deny as their fates are […]

Time To Add Housing To The Bubble List?

dollarcollapse.com / JOHN RUBINO / MAY 29, 2017

Housing is hot again, but lately it’s been overshadowed by flashier bubbles in government debt, tech stocks and possibly cryptocurrencies.

Still, the warning signs are spreading. Today’s Wall Street Journal, for instance, reports that homeowners are back to using their houses as ATMs:

Homeowners Are Again Pocketing […]

Spring Housing Flop: Existing Home Sales Decline 2.3 Percent, Inventory Issues Persist

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / May 24, 2017

The widely expected Spring housing acceleration has turned into a big flop.

Yesterday, the Census Bureau reported new home sales declined 11.4% in April.

Today, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports existing home sales declined 2.3%.

The Econoday consensus estimate for existing home […]

New Home Sales Plunge 11.4% In April

investmentresearchdynamics.com / Dave Kranzler / May 23, 2017

So much for the jump in the builder’s confidence index reported last week. The Government reported a literal plunge in new home sales in April. Not only did the seasonally manipulated adjusted annualized sales rate drop 11.4% from March, it was 6% below Wall Street’s consensus estimate.

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About that Strong April Recovery: Housing Starts and Permits Flop, March Revised Lower

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / May 16, 2017

The much ballyhooed second quarter recovery is firing on about 1/2 cylinder out of 4.

April housing starts came in at 1.172 million Seasonally Adjusted Annualized (SAAR), were well under the Econoday consensus estimate of 1.256.

March was also revised lower from 1.215 million to […]

Housing ‘Recovery’ Stumbles As Starts, Permits Plunge In April

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 16, 2017 8:39 AM

After a big plunge in March (it’s the weather, stupid), Housing Starts were expected to rebound in April… but did not! Starts dropped 2.6% in April, after March’s 6.6% drop. Building Permits also tumbled 2.5% MoM – also multiple standard-deviations below expectations.

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Consumers Slash Spending Growth Expectations to Lowest Level in Fed’s Data

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • May 8, 2017

Something embarrassing is happening to the wallet.

Consumer spending – not just retail but also healthcare, housing, tuition, and so on – accounts for 69% of the US economy. Decent economic growth without growth in consumer spending is practically impossible. That’s why everyone is watching […]

Ides of March: Housing Starts Drop -6.75% MoM in March (Midwest Starts Drop -16.22%)

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B Sanders via Confounded Interest / April 19, 2017

It was the Ides of March (best known as the assasination date of Julius Caesar) for housing. Housing starts dropped -6.75% month-over-month (MoM) in March. Both 1 unit starts and 5+ (multifamily) starts were down for March.

The decline was led […]

Ontario Finally Cracks Down On Toronto Housing Bubble: Launches 15% Foreign Buyer Tax

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 20, 2017 7:38 AM

Almost a year after Vancouver, ground zero of Canada’s housing bubble inflated with Chinese “hot money”, implemented a foreign buyer tax, and just weeks after Toronto’s housing bubble officially went nuts as prices soared 33% Y/Y, prompting economists such as David Rosenberg to demand […]

Thud: Housing Starts Plunge 6.8% as Sentiment Soars

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 18, 2017

Unless housing starts data is another one-time affair, and it could be given the volatile nature of housing starts, this recovery is nearly over just as sentiment is peaking.

Econoday notes a 6.8% decline in housing starts for March to 1.215 million units seasonally adjusted […]

Housing Starts Drop Most In 4 Months; Single-Family Starts Collapse In The Midwest

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 18, 2017 8:39 AM

Another mixed picture from housing data following the roll-over in homebuilder sentiment last week. Housing Starts dropped 6.8% MoM in March to 1.215mm SAAR – the lowest since Nov 2016.

The biggest driver was a 16% plunge in starts in The West and […]