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Analysis Topic: Housing Market Price trends

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Housing-Market

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Subprime Mortgage Problems Quarantined? Ask the Home Builders / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Paul_L_Kasriel

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) index of current sales of new single-family homes edged down a tick to 29 in the June survey, the lowest reading for this housing cycle and the lowest reading since early 1991 (see Chart 1). Why? I will let David Seiders, the NAHB's chief economist, tell you in his own words: "It's clear that the crisis in the subprime sector has prompted tighter lending standards in much of the mortgage market, and interest rates on prime-quality home mortgages have moved up considerably during the past month along with long-term Treasury rates."

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Housing-Market

Sunday, June 17, 2007

America's Codependence on Housing: 30% of Job Growth Contributed by Real Estate. Five Point Plan on how the Bubble Will Burst / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Dr_Housing_Bubble

America has gone housing crazy. In the last six years, housing has contributed to 29% of total employee additions. How does this equate to past decades? Let us take a look:

1971-1979: 10%
1980-1989: 12%
1990-1999: 10%
2000-2006: 29%

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Housing-Market

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Mortgage Fixed Rates Disappearing Again… / Housing-Market / Mortgages

By: MoneyFacts

Lisa Taylor, of Moneyfacts.co.uk – the money search engine, comments:“With base rate remaining on hold, at least for the next month, we may have expected the mortgage market to have settled. However this is far from the case, especially for fixed rate deals that have been either disappearing off the shelves or increasing rapidly.

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Housing-Market

Friday, June 15, 2007

Homebuilders Stocks Rallying : How could this be? Part II / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Michael_K_Dawson

My trading strategy is fairly simple. I identify a dominate theme and then buy leading stocks in that theme. This has worked quite well for me over the years. Back in the good old days it was the Internet and stocks like AOL (TWX), CMGI (CMGI), Cisco (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT). Over the past three years, it has been industrialization of the emerging markets. This led to the formation of my Big Build-Out (BBO) portfolio  and stocks like Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (RIO), Southern Copper (PCU) and BHP Billiton (BHP).  Read full article... Read full article...

 


Housing-Market

Friday, June 15, 2007

We are on the Brink of a UK Housing Market Crash Warns Fool.co.uk / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Fool.co.uk

Household finances in British homes are at breaking point. With virtually no safety margin in the average household budget, a further rise in interest rates could tip many homeowners over the edge, according to a study by personal finance website Fool.co.uk .

Currently, the gross income of the average household in the UK is £32,800 (1). This equates to a net income of £,700 (1) after adjusting for the receipt of benefits and the deduction of direct and indirect taxes. While this comfortably exceeds average household expenditure of £20,800 (2) before mortgage payments, it only tells part of the story.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Housing Market Crashing? Yes, In Slow Motion / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Phillipa_Green

Interesting video on the US housing market crash by Itulip.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

On Interest Rates Decision One Million Homeowners Drowning in Alphabet Soup / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Adrian_Ash

"...The City of London leads Europe – and only just tails the US – in packaging debt as an investment product. Most especially, the City loves mortgage-backed securities..."

WILL THE BANK OF ENGLAND raise Sterling interest rates on Thursday? One million British homeowners are hoping they don't.

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Housing-Market

Saturday, June 02, 2007

What a Housing Market Recovery Will Look Like - Housing Bust Recovery in 1930s / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Submissions

The housing bust is here and we can all expect home prices to decline every year for years to come. However, recovery will eventually happen and when today's market seems bad just take a look at this video to know what a recovery looks like

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Housing-Market

Friday, June 01, 2007

Price is Everything in Today's Housing Market! / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Money_and_Markets

Mike Larson writes : There is demand for housing out there. Yes, you heard me right — people are willing to buy homes.

There's just one catch: The prices have to be low!

That's one message from the April housing data. The other is that we are literally swimming in homes for sale — condos, town houses, single-family homes, you name it!

Let me tell you what this means …

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Housing-Market

Thursday, May 31, 2007

MORTGAGE APPROVALS FALL / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: bsa.org.uk

  • Building society gross advances amounted to £3,772m in April 2007, compared to £3,512m in April 2006.
  • Net advances were £1,031m in April 2007, versus £1,106m in April 2006.
  • Approvals were £3,910m in April 2007, down from £4,248m in April 2006.
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Housing-Market

Thursday, May 31, 2007

UK Housing Market Boom Coming to an End / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Phillipa_Green

Data released by the Bank of England confirms a continuing drop on mortgage approvals as the number of loans approved for house purchases in April were 107,000, for remortgaging 98,000 and for other purposes 72,000 were all lower than in March. The numbers are all down significantly on the start of the year.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Real Estate Bubbles and California's Economic Growth, Video Lecture Part 1 / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Submissions

An economics video presentation at Humboldt State University. Special guest lecturer Dr. Christopher Thornberg of Beacon Economics discusses the current housing bubble and its effects on California

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

UK Home Information Packs (HIPs) on the Rack ? / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Submissions

The looming introduction of home information packs (Hips) will no doubt have had many property investors and landlords scratching their chins and wondering whether they would cost more than they could possible save.

While the packs might be a welcome boost for landlords looking to expand their portfolio, those aiming to sell off a few properties could have regarded them as one extra headache.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Real Estate and Asset Deflation: You Assume, You Lose / Housing-Market / Deflation

By: Steve_Moyer

"Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows to the world. Scrub them off every once in a while or the light won't come in." ~ Alan Alda

Just to prove that every village has its idiots, an article in the San Francisco Chronicle's Sunday Real Estate section last week featured an assortment of irresponsible "mortgage consultants" and "financial strategists" speaking enthusiastically about the idea of borrowing against the equity in your home in order to invest in the stock market (or wherever else you might want to take a chance on achieving an investment return higher than the interest rate you would pay on a home loan).

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Housing-Market

Monday, May 28, 2007

The California Housing Report: Details In the Data Show A Broad-based Price Decline / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Jas_Jain

Headline: "C.A.R. [California Association of Realtors] reports sales decrease 27.8 percent in April, median price of a home in California at $597,640, up 6.2 percent from year ago." Then we also read, "Throughout the state inventory levels have increased to their highest levels in recent years..."

Price increase in the climate of declining sales and rising inventory? Something doesn't add up.

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Housing-Market

Friday, May 25, 2007

US Housing Discounting and the Gold Bull Market / Housing-Market / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

"...The only way US builders can shift unsold homes is to discount. Existing homes, in contrast, won't sell – because the discounting has yet to begin..."

BUY LOW, SELL HIGH – it sounds simple enough. Yet the strategy eludes most people.

Drowning in newsprint, they like to buy what's hot instead – like Tech Stocks in late 1999, oil futures in summer 2005, subprime mortgage-backed bonds in 2006, tulip bulbs in Amsterdam , 1624.

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Housing-Market

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Homebuilders Stocks Rallying : How could this be? / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Michael_K_Dawson

Since bottoming on April 12th, the SPDR Homebuilders ETF (XHB) is up 12.5%; twice as much as the S&P 500's gain of 6%. If you are surprised by that statement you are not alone. I still find it hard to believe even after staring at the chart.

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Housing-Market

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Investment Flash: Derivatives Say Bernanke Will Be Wrong / Housing-Market / US Housing

By: Paul_Lamont

U.S. mortgages in foreclosure rose in April 62% from a year ago according to RealtyTrac Inc. Folks are increasingly losing their homes as we warned last October . Attempting to allay fears, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke last Thursday: "We believe the effect of the troubles in the subprime sector on the broader housing market will be limited and we do not expect significant spillovers from the subprime market to the rest of the economy or to the financial system." We clearly disagree.

Credit Suisse's ARM Reset Schedule, included in our last report , shows that over $1 Trillion dollars worth of adjustable rate mortgages will reset over the next 5 years. Bloomberg is just now reporting on the extent of the subprime meltdown . Even more telling is what credit derivative market charts are showing.

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Housing-Market

Friday, May 18, 2007

HIPs Will Lead to UK Housing Market Crash / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Submissions

The introduction of home information packs will lead to a housing market crash, it has been claimed. Julian King, director of National Homebuyers says: "There are many indicators of a crash already in place; increases in repossessions, continued interest rate hikes, first time buyers unable to get on the ladder and the introduction of Hips."

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Housing-Market

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Analyst Warns of 'Potential Housing Market Crash' / Housing-Market / UK Housing

By: Submissions

A financial industry expert has warned of a 'potential crash' in the property market.

F&C Investments' Ted Scott believes a negative yield on property could lead to buy-to-let investors selling their homes as they can no longer cover costs - which would precipitate a housing market crash.

This scenario will be made more likely should the Bank of England's monetary policy committee (MPC) choose to increase rates to 5.75 per cent in the near future - as has been predicted.

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