Monthly Archives: December 2016

How Much is Every Home in America Worth?

How Much is Every Home in America Worth? A Lot. – The combined, total value of every home in the United States is expected to climb to a record high of more than $29.6 trillion in 2016, up 5.7 percent … Continue reading

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Blue and Red Home Values – From the peak

Blue and Red Home Values – From the peak of the housing market in mid-2007 to the trough in mid-2012, home values in counties won by Hillary Clinton fell 28.9 percent, versus a 17.5 percent decline in counties won by … Continue reading

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November Case-Shiller Forecast: Expect a

November Case-Shiller Forecast: Expect a (Very) Modest Slowdown http://ow.ly/9wEo507Yk7o

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Rapid Reaction: November New Home Sales

Rapid Reaction: November New Home Sales – November new home sales rose 5.2 percent from October and 16.5 percent from a year ago, to 592,000 units (SAAR) — the second-highest level reached in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. … Continue reading

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November 2016 Market Report: Home values

November 2016 Market Report: Home values Growing at Fastest Pace Since 2006 http://ow.ly/4v4I507QlVH

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Rapid Reaction: November Existing Home S

Rapid Reaction: November Existing Home Sales – November existing home sales rose 0.7 percent from October and were up 15.4 percent from a year ago, the third straight monthly increase, according to the National Association of Realtors. National sales rates … Continue reading

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Q3 2016 Negative Equity Report: Bottom H

Q3 2016 Negative Equity Report: Bottom Heavy – Nationally, the negative equity rate fell to 10.9 percent in the third quarter, down from 13.4 percent a year ago. Seven of the 10 largest metros with the lowest rates of negative … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates in 2016: Gradually, then

Mortgage Rates in 2016: Gradually, then Suddenly – At the start of 2016, expectations were high for mortgage rates. Following the Federal Reserve Board’s December 2015 rate hike, the first in a decade, financial markets expected mortgage rates to steadily … Continue reading

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Will More Oil Prove a Boon or Burden to

Will More Oil Prove a Boon or Burden to West Texas? – Last month, geologists announced the discovery of an oil field in West Texas that is likely the largest ever found in the United States – typically the kind … Continue reading

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Experts: Short-Term Home Rentals Have Li

Experts: Short-Term Home Rentals Have Little to No Impact on Housing Affordability http://ow.ly/P4aL507hyMC

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