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Housing Bubble

Housing bubble news and commentary on trends in real estate prices,investor behavior and home buying

Published: 2009-03-11T17:01:20-05:00


California call for halt to foreclosures


California foreclosure crisis as sales and prices continue to fall

First time buyer numbers fall


Survey finds first time buyer numbers have fallen since last year

Housing bubble just booms and balloons


No housing bubble just different booms and deflating balloons in home prices but buyers back out of deals in record numbers

Southern California home sales at nine year low


Home sales in Southern california show dramatic fall with price growth also slowing

No housing bubble new analysis of fundamental home values


No housing bubble claims study with homes being undervalued in many areas and exisitng housing bubble assumptions flawed

Housing Bubble is real and a risk to economy


Housing bubble prices overvalued mortgage equity withdrawal and unemployment are risk

Real estate investment expo targets realtors and entrepreneurs


Real estate expo aims to help realtors become real estate entrepreneurs make money from national and international real estate investment

Futures trading real estate offers more options


Futures and options trading for real estate using home prices indexes for investors housing bubble insurance

Existing home sales and prices rise


Existing home sales and prices rise leading realtors to claim home market is stabalizing

Mortgage delinquencies rise


Residential mortgage delinquencies rise with small increase in loans enterering foreclosure since previous quarter

Online real estate advertising warning


Online real estate advertising attracts investors filipping real estate

Is bursting housing bubble an opportunity ?


Conflicting views on bursting housing bubble opportunity and who could benefit

Housing market continues to slow


Data shows housing market continues to slow new and existing home salse both decline

Craigslist sued over fair housing laws


Lawsuit filed by fair housing group alleges cragslist published discriminatory ads

Existing home sales fall in December


Large regional variations in sales with home price growth also reduced in December - 2005 record for sales

Housing market back to normal growth in 2006 say realtors


Housing market to show more normal rate of price growth and more sustainable sales pace

Pending Home Sales Index slows for third month


Realtors say slowing Home Sales Index shows housing market in transition

Real estate bubble not seen by LaSalle


Student housing and buildings in non-condo conversion markets seen as offering good returns

Home sales and housing production to slow in 2006 say homebuilders


Homebuilders forecast a return to sustainable levels of sales production and price appreciation

Florida home sales rise prices show small gain


Florida's existing homes median price continues rise, sales show slight gain in November

Illinois home sales level and prices rise over last November


Illinois home sales level in November, prices rise 9.8 percent from year earlier

Pending home sales show market easing


Home sales decline expected as housing sector slowing say realtors

Trends indicate housing bubble


Study claims that housing market trends indicate dangerous hosuing bubble

Housing overvalued investors say


Perceptions of real estate valuations are local suggests survey

Fed raises interest rate to 4 percent


Increase in interst rate aimed at controlling inflation

Freddie Mac mortgage relief for Wilma borrowers


Freddie Mac announces mortgage relief for borrowers affected by Hurricane Wilma

How to avoid conflict of interest when buying and selling a home


Avoid conflict of interest in real estate with free consumer booklet

Pulte Homes have record Q3 results


9 percent increase in average selling price to $317,000 per home

Hood files lawsuit against insurers after Katrina flooding


Attempt to force payment for flood losses not covered by property insurance

Florida land sale biggest since Disney?


Florida land sale of Citrus and Ranch land may be biggest since disney

High risk mortgages and home prices


High risk mortgage lending could threaten home prices with Interest Only, Pick a Payment and OptionArm

Existing home sales remain in record territory say realtors


Slight easing of sales in June may reflect some weakness in the labor markets says Lereah

California median home price increases 15.9 percent in June


California median home price hits record $376,260 sales increase 7.2 percent C.A.R. reports

New home sales break another record in June


Sales of new single-family homes rose to a second consecutive record-breaking high in June

Florida's home sales rise 14 percent in June


Florida statewide median sales price rose 11 percent to $161,900 last month

Illinois June home sales up 7.2 percent


Illinois home sales rise median home price up 7.3 percent on year

Housing starts and building permits rise


Housing starts rise 3.7 percent, building permits rise 0.8 percent

Housing Market Index shows builders confidence still high


Housing Market Index rise indicates builders confidence still high but land availability causes concern in some areas

Inclusionary housing grows in California


Inclusionary housing an explosive trend in housing strategy has potential to double affordable housing production

NAR Survey of home buyers and sellers shows growing web use


Nearly three out of four homebuyers now use the Internet as a tool when searching for a home

M.D.C Holdings reports record second quarter homebuilding profits


Highest second quarter home closings, quarterly home orders and quarter- end backlog in Company history

Nearly one in seven buyers owned or bought a second home in Q1


Nearly one in seven home buyers owned or bought a second home during first quarter

Census Bureau releases commuting and housing data


Census Bureau releases commuting and housing data for 13 Metro Areas

Large suburban cities in West are fastest-growing


Large suburban cities in West are fastest growing according to Census Bureau,Gilbert leads

California's Housing Affordability Index falls


California's Housing Affordability Index falls one point in May affordability gap between California and U.S. at 32 points

Homeownership and housing strength to continue through 2003


Leading homeownership and housing sector economists predicted a record-setting year for housing

ECRI says downturn in home prices unlikely this year


Leading Home Price Index indicates home prices will remain buoyant in near term

Realtors home sales forecast stronger than earlier predicted


Home sales forecast volume stronger than earlier projected,should surpass last year's record say realtors

Western Washington home sales rise


Home sales in Western Washington rise sharply from year ago

NAHB boosts forecast for 2003 sales of new single-family homes


Builders boost forecast for 2003 sales of new single-family homes to record-high 985,000, say housing market will continue to provide strong suppot to economy

Hovnanian Enterprises announces 44 percent increase in June 2003 new home orders


A leading national homebuilder reports rise number of new home orders which includes effects of acquisitions

Construction falls 1.7 percent


Construction falls 1.7 percent, spending on new residential housing units falls 0.7 percent sees no relief in Bay Area foreclosure activity


Negative job growth and protracted unemployment will increase foreclosure activity in the second half of 2003 reports foreclosure activity in Chicagoland still high


Pace of foreclosures in the Chicago metro area continues at near epidemic levels says - NJ market helps homeowners in default

2003-07-01 say New Jersey's hot housing market helps homeowners in default

OFHEO releases Capital Classifications for Fannie and Freddie


Smaller interest rate shocks and recent years house price appreciation largely account for the growth in capital surpluses

Bank outlines ways to increase homeownership in Ventura County


Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco looks at ways to assist working families in Ventura County in their search for affordable homes

Housing market in many U.S. cities may have started to decline


The Coming Crash of the Housing Market gives pessimistic forecast for residential real estate prices

California home sales fall as prices hit new record


California home sales fall 7.7 percent on year, California home prices rise 15.6 percent on year

Florida home sales up 6 percent


Florida home sales data shows prices also up, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA's largest number of resales

Builders forecast record high for new home sales in 2003


Builders say current demand is fueled by financing climate and solid investment potential

Housing leading way in turning economy around says HUD


May home sales data - increases are good news for American families and the nation says HUD

Existing home sales rise at third-highest monthly pace on record


Existing-home sales increased 1.2 percent, realtors expect sales activity to ease a little

New home sales post largest percentage gain since September 1993


New home sales in May 12.5 percent above revised April estimate

Salary increases fall for first time in a decade


Salary increase budgets across America have declined significantly for first time in 10 years Conference Board reports

Mortgage delinquencies fall, foreclosures rise slightly in Q1


Latest MBA survey finds minor decrease in overall delinquency rate while percentage of loans in process of foreclosure rose for all loan types during Q1

Builders urge major push to address unmet rural housing needs


Significant need for new production of affordable housing units and access to competitively priced credit in rural areas

Housing affordability a problem say builders


Despite strong housing market housing affordability remains a serious problem for many say builders

Bay Area homes for sale - numbers up on month, down on year


Numbers of Bay Area homes for sale up on month and prices reach new peak

Houston, Charlotte top homes for sale by owner list


Survey finds Houston tops home for sale by owner list leading Charlotte in independent home sales

Study - homeownership creates benefits for individuals and communities


Homeownership Alliance study finds homeownership provides numerous social benefits for both individuals and communities

Southern California homes for sale - numbers up on month


Strong southern california home sales continue but numbers down on year

More boomers plan to relocate for retirement


Baby boomer opinion survey finds 59 percent of those surveyed plan to relocate for retirement

MBA forecasting $3.3 trillion in mortgage originations


MBA expects 68 percent will be loans to refinance existing mortgages

Refinancing activity increases in latest MBA survey


Composite Index increased by 0.7 percent - up 192.6 percent compared to the same week a year earlier

Fitch: U.S. housing/homebuilders still positively influencing economy


Fitch anticipates further growth in builder profits and cash flows despite lower residential construction activity

Builders pick up the pace of new construction


Builders still projecting 1.7 million housing starts for all of 2003

Housing starts and building permits rise


Housing strats rise 6.1 percent, building permits rise 3.7 percent

Builder confidence rises strongly in June


Housing Market Index (HMI) rises five points report home builders

MBA warns of fall in homeownership rates if FCRA changed


MBA testimony on The Role of FCRA in the Credit Granting Process and effect on homeownership rates

California's Housing Affordability unchanged as home prices rise


Interest rates keep California's Housing Affordability Index unchanged in April despite rise in median home price

Builders testify on solutions to remove affordable housing barriers


Builders call on Congress to take steps to remove affordable housing barriers and expand homeownership opportunities

Study finds workforce heroes cannot afford homes


Essential workers working in central cities have less than a one-in-three chance of finding a home they can afford

Freddie Mac provides SEC update


Securities and Exchange Commission starts fromal investigation of Freddie Mac

30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage still dropping


Refinancing activity remains strong

Lennar reports 50 percent increase in Earnings Per Share


Lennar reports US homebuilding market remains strong as a result of favorable supply and demand trends

Group expresses concern over reasons for Freddie Mac shakeup


Citizens Against Government Waste reacts strongly to Freddie Mac shakeup

OFHEO statement on Freddie Mac review


OFHEO statement - concern over altering and failing to supply documents relevant to the restatement process

Freddie Mac announces new leadership


Freddie Mac - new CEO, earnings restatement expected to materially increase reported earnings

UCLA Anderson Forecast still predicting short-term sluggishness


Economic forecast predicts real estate boom to continue, sees end to economic downturn in California in Q3

Home price growth moderates yet remains brisk in Q1 2003


Freddie Mac Quarterly Mortgage Home Price Index found growth in home values up 5.1 percent

Mortgage applications - more records broken


Composite,Purchase and Refinance indexes all set new records

NAR predicts record home sales for 2003


Realtors expect housing sector to set a sales record in 2003

Program to create 6,000 California affordable housing units


Bank of America and Impact Community Capital announce plan to build 6,000 new affordable housing units in California over three years

OFHEO launches interactive house price calculator


OFHEO house price calculator to estimate the value of a home by state, city or region

MBA hails introduction of Homeownership Tax Credit Act


Homeownership Tax Credit Act will help mitigate downpayment closing costs associated with obtaining a mortgage says MBA

Merced Community reacts to housing crisis


Study finds most current residents will be unable to afford to buy a home in Merced within five to ten years

Q1 2003 House Price Index decelaration trend continues


U.S. homes average 6.48 percent annual price appreciation

Construction spending falls again


Construction put in place during April 2003 estimated at seasonally adjusted annual rate of $862.6 billion

Million dollar homes - Cambridge, Mass. has highest concentration


Census Bureau analysis Home Values 2000 shows 18 percent increase in median price since 1990