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Analysis Topic: Housing Market Price trends

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Housing-Market

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The US Housing Market Mess the Experts Missed / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Mike_Stathis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe latest data on housing continues to worsen on most fronts.In fact, the data is now showing strong indications of bold predictions I mad in 2006 and as recently as May 2008 – the prime mortgages would be next. For those of you who did not read my May 13, 2008 article, “NAR's Yun Continues to Mislead on Housing” I have reprinted it below.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Recently Congress passed the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act., also known as the Housing Bill. Its passage was lauded by many who are legitimately concerned about foreclosures and the housing market in our country's economy. I was asked how I could vote against a bill to help American homeowners, but I found this bill to have more to do with helping big banks than helping average Americans.

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Housing-Market

Friday, August 08, 2008

The Day That Alt-A Mortgages Died / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBloomberg is reporting Fannie Mae, Battling Losses, to End Alt-A Mortgages .
Fannie Mae, the largest U.S. mortgage- finance company, will stop buying or guaranteeing Alt-A home loans, such as those that require little or no documentation of borrower incomes or assets, by yearend.

The company announced the changes when reporting its fourth straight quarterly loss today. The second-quarter net loss of $2.3 billion, or $2.54 a share, included $5.3 billion in credit- related expenses.

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Housing-Market

Friday, August 08, 2008

UK Housing Market Freezes as Chancellor Dithers Over Stamp Duty / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe crashing UK housing market is heading for a further deep freeze following speculation that the Chancellor, Alistair Darling is about to suspend the Stamp Duty tax charged on house purchases in an attempt to stabalise the housing market. The few buyers that are in a position to proceed with home purchases are now delaying completing contracts or pulling out altogether and thereby likely to make the collapse in the level of market transactions even worse, thus contributing to the squeeze on sellers, estate agents and other housing market transaction beneficiaries.

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Housing-Market

Sunday, August 03, 2008

US Housing Market Crunching Banks, Earnings and Economy / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Prieur_du_Plessis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHousing, credit and labor … oh my! -“Recent data releases and reports suggest that the consumer will continue to be pressured on all fronts: income (or cash flow), wealth and credit. Consumers can spend using any of these buckets. However, with the labor market continuing to weaken, housing continuing to deteriorate and credit harder to come by, the outlook for spending remains bleak despite recent declines in gasoline prices.

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Housing-Market

Saturday, August 02, 2008

The Cost of Escalating Fed Bailouts is Sustainable Home Ownership / Housing-Market / Government Intervention

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMike Larson writes: When is enough, enough? How much is too much?

Those are the questions I've been pondering lately as I survey the housing and mortgage market landscape. It seems like every week we get another borrower bailout initiative.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, July 31, 2008

UK House Prices Falls Accelerate to -8.1% / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nationwide

  • Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe price of a typical house fell by 1.7% in July
  • The price of a typical house is now £15,000 lower than this time last year
  • Housing purchase activity reaches a new low
  • Weakening economic conditions raise the likelihood of earlier interest rate cuts
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Housing-Market

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

US House Prices Suffer Record Falls In Case-Shiller Home Index / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe May S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are now out. New York, July 29, 2008 – Data through May 2008, released today by Standard & Poor's for its S&P/Case-Shiller1 Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show annual declines in the prices of existing single family homes across the United States generally continued to worsen in May 2008.

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Housing-Market

Monday, July 28, 2008

UK House Prices to Rise by 25% States National Housing Federation / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe National Housing Federation (NHF) is forecasting that UK house prices will rise by 25% by 2013, that will take house prices upto an estimated £274,000 by 2013 from their current levels of approx £180,000 based on the Halifax House Price data.

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Housing-Market

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Government Plays Dr Seuss By Artificially Propping Up House Prices / Housing-Market / Government Intervention

By: David_Vaughn

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEver notice how those books at home on your shelves seems to grow higher and higher over the years? I noticed the same thing myself and decided to weed out the old books that no longer seemed worthwhile to keep. Among those dusty books I discovered were books that I read to my child just a few “short” years ago. The Tonka truck book, the book about trains and ships, Yertle the Turtle, Dr. Seuss.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

UK House Price Crash of Summer 2008 / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe latest UK house price data as released by Rightmove shows that the UK housing market crash continues to accelerate by registering a fall of 1.8% for July 08. The rate of descent on an annualised basis now extends to -11% and on a quarterly basis to -6.7%, far above the originally forecast crash rate of 5% per quarter as per analysis of November 2007 for the quarter April to June 08, which came in at -5.8%. The housing market is in full panic selling mode, as property owners slashing prices are met with silence from potential home buyers.

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Housing-Market

Monday, July 21, 2008

US Mortgage Lenders Implode / Housing-Market / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Mike_Shedlock

There are two important financial headlines this evening and the futures are solidly red. Let's take a look at news regarding Wachovia and Bank of America starting with the former.

Wachovia Halts Wholesale Mortgages


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Housing-Market

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Fed Asks for Blank Check for Fannie and Freddie in Flawed Rescue Plan / Housing-Market / Government Intervention

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Fed's emergency rescue plan for the financial markets is hopelessly flawed. It's a scattershot approach that doesn't address the real source of the problem; an unregulated, unsustainable structured finance system that emerged in full-force after 2000 and spawned a shadow banking system that creates trillions of dollars of credit without sufficient capital reserves. This is the heart of the problem and it needs to be debated openly. The present system doesn't work; it's as simple as that. It makes no sense to provide trillions of dollars of taxpayer money to shore up a system that is essentially dysfunctional. It's just throwing money down a rat-hole.

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Housing-Market

Friday, July 18, 2008

Protecting Mortgage Giants from Slingshots / Housing-Market / Government Intervention

By: Doug_Wakefield

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhether he intended to or not, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's statements, in a July 15th Bloomberg article titled, “Paulson Sees Fannie, Freddie Share Purchase Only If Necessary,” show the weakness of our current financial markets.

“Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ‘represent the only functioning secondary mortgage market,' Paulson said in written testimony today to the Senate Banking Committee. ‘Our plan is aimed at supporting the stability of financial markets, not just these two companies.'”

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Housing-Market

Friday, July 18, 2008

Solution to the Current Crisis- Dissolve Fannie And Freddie / Housing-Market / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Joseph_Brusuelas

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Chinese symbol for crisis also can be expressed as an opportunity. The current collapse of confidence in the domestic system of finance and financial leadership provides such a potential moment. The three part proposal to rescue Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has bestowed upon our political and economic leaders the responsibility of ensuring that no one company again becomes too big too fail. The crisis requires more than the avoidance of moral hazards. Rather, the solution to the current financial crises and its legislative response requires that no firm or enterprise ever again be permitted to obtain an implicit guarantee of Federal largesse. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need to be taken under federal protection, its assets used to cover the risk of the taxpayer bailout and its charter legislatively dissolved.

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Housing-Market

Friday, July 18, 2008

Federal Housing Administration Mortgage Market Ticking Time Bomb / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: The fundamentals of economic strife based on the disastrous collapse of the U.S. housing market will not get better any time soon. In fact, what's being pushed through both houses of Congress, even as you read this, is so dangerous that it should be immediately abandoned and revealed for what it is - a ticking time bomb labeled with the initials FHA.

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Housing-Market

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac- The Mother of ALL Bailouts! / Housing-Market / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The US Government has gone all out to perform a full scale rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to prevent a collapse of the US financial system. The move follows Friday's near collapse of both companies stock prices which saw shares of the too big to fail institutions plunge by more than 50%.

In a joint move the White house and Federal Reserve issued a number of initiates aimed at supporting both companies which include -

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Housing-Market

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Farewell Indymac, Who's Next? (Part1) / Housing-Market / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Mike_Stathis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn Friday, IndyMac joined the long and growing list of bankrupt mortgage companies (Accredited Home Lenders, Novastar Financial, Fremont General and dozens of others) that have been taken down by what has already surpassed mortgage and bank losses of the Savings & Loan Crisis. While Indy marks only the sixth bank failure since the official start of the banking-real estate avalanche is February 2007, you can bet this is only the beginning. The last wave of bank failures in the U.S. occurred during the recession of '90-'91, when 502 banks failed in a 3-year period. Prior to that, more than 1,600 banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) were closed or received FDIC financial assistance between 1980 and 1994 due mainly to the Savings & Loan crisis.

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Housing-Market

Friday, July 11, 2008

UK House Price Crash In Progress! / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Halifax house price data for June revealed a 2% fall in house prices for the month or a loss of value of £3,500 from May, house prices are now down 6.1% on an seasonally adjusted basis, which is a far cry from March 2008 when the bank's chief economist was painting a bullish picture for house prices. However the housing market is in CRASH mode for the quarter April to June 08, as forecast by the Market Oracle in November 2007 - "house prices could register a drop of as much as 5% in the quarter April 08 to June 08"

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Finally the Truth on the US Housing Bear Market / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Mike_Stathis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou've all probably seen or heard about the recently released Harvard Housing study. Among other things, the report discusses the fact that the median wage-earner is unable to afford the median priced home and forecasts a drop in real estate prices to the 1999 level. The fact is that the study comes about one year too late for investors and consumers.

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