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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

2006-05-17

California foreclosure crisis as sales and prices continue to fall



First time buyer numbers fall

2006-11-16

Survey finds first time buyer numbers have fallen since last year



Housing bubble just booms and balloons

2006-11-14

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

2006-08-16

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



No housing bubble new analysis of fundamental home values

2006-04-05

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

2006-04-05

Housing bubble prices overvalued mortgage equity withdrawal and unemployment are risk



Real estate investment expo targets realtors and entrepreneurs

2006-03-31

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

2006-03-28

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



Existing home sales and prices rise

2006-03-22

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



Mortgage delinquencies rise

2006-03-18

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



Online real estate advertising warning

2006-03-14

Online real estate advertising attracts investors filipping real estate



Is bursting housing bubble an opportunity ?

2006-03-10

Conflicting views on bursting housing bubble opportunity and who could benefit



Housing market continues to slow

2006-03-08

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



Craigslist sued over fair housing laws

2006-02-27

Lawsuit filed by fair housing group alleges cragslist published discriminatory ads



Existing home sales fall in December

2006-01-25

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

2006-01-18

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



Pending Home Sales Index slows for third month

2006-01-06

Realtors say slowing Home Sales Index shows housing market in transition



Real estate bubble not seen by LaSalle

2006-01-05

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

2005-12-20

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



Florida home sales rise prices show small gain

2005-12-20

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



Illinois home sales level and prices rise over last November

2005-12-20

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



Pending home sales show market easing

2005-12-07

Home sales decline expected as housing sector slowing say realtors



Trends indicate housing bubble

2005-11-08

Study claims that housing market trends indicate dangerous hosuing bubble



Housing overvalued investors say

2005-11-02

Perceptions of real estate valuations are local suggests survey



Fed raises interest rate to 4 percent

2005-11-01

Increase in interst rate aimed at controlling inflation



Freddie Mac mortgage relief for Wilma borrowers

2005-11-01

Freddie Mac announces mortgage relief for borrowers affected by Hurricane Wilma



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

2005-10-31

Avoid conflict of interest in real estate with free consumer booklet



Pulte Homes have record Q3 results

2005-10-23

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



Hood files lawsuit against insurers after Katrina flooding

2005-09-19

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



Florida land sale biggest since Disney?

2005-09-08

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



High risk mortgages and home prices

2005-09-05

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

2003-07-25

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

2003-07-25

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

2003-07-25

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

2003-07-25

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



Illinois June home sales up 7.2 percent

2003-07-25

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



Housing starts and building permits rise

2003-07-17

Housing starts rise 3.7 percent, building permits rise 0.8 percent



Housing Market Index shows builders confidence still high

2003-07-17

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



Inclusionary housing grows in California

2003-07-16

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

2003-07-16

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

2003-07-16

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

2003-07-15

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



Census Bureau releases commuting and housing data

2003-07-14

Census Bureau releases commuting and housing data for 13 Metro Areas



Large suburban cities in West are fastest-growing

2003-07-12

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



California's Housing Affordability Index falls

2003-07-11

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

2003-07-10

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



ECRI says downturn in home prices unlikely this year

2003-07-09

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



Realtors home sales forecast stronger than earlier predicted

2003-07-09

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



Western Washington home sales rise

2003-07-08

Home sales in Western Washington rise sharply from year ago



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

2003-07-02

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

2003-07-02

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



Construction falls 1.7 percent

2003-07-01

Construction falls 1.7 percent, spending on new residential housing units falls 0.7 percent



Foreclosures.com sees no relief in Bay Area foreclosure activity

2003-07-01

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



Foreclosures.com reports foreclosure activity in Chicagoland still high

2003-07-01

Pace of foreclosures in the Chicago metro area continues at near epidemic levels says foreclosures.com



Foreclosures.com - NJ market helps homeowners in default

2003-07-01

Foreclosures.com say New Jersey's hot housing market helps homeowners in default



OFHEO releases Capital Classifications for Fannie and Freddie

2003-07-01

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

2003-06-30

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

2003-06-27

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



California home sales fall as prices hit new record

2003-06-26

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



Florida home sales up 6 percent

2003-06-26

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

2003-06-26

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



Housing leading way in turning economy around says HUD

2003-06-25

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

2003-06-25

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

2003-06-25

New home sales in May 12.5 percent above revised April estimate



Salary increases fall for first time in a decade

2003-06-23

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

2003-06-20

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

2003-06-20

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



Housing affordability a problem say builders

2003-06-20

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

2003-06-20

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



Houston, Charlotte top homes for sale by owner list

2003-06-20

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



Study - homeownership creates benefits for individuals and communities

2003-06-19

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



Southern California homes for sale - numbers up on month

2003-06-18

Strong southern california home sales continue but numbers down on year



More boomers plan to relocate for retirement

2003-06-18

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



MBA forecasting $3.3 trillion in mortgage originations

2003-06-18

MBA expects 68 percent will be loans to refinance existing mortgages



Refinancing activity increases in latest MBA survey

2003-06-18

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

2003-06-17

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



Builders pick up the pace of new construction

2003-06-17

Builders still projecting 1.7 million housing starts for all of 2003



Housing starts and building permits rise

2003-06-17

Housing strats rise 6.1 percent, building permits rise 3.7 percent



Builder confidence rises strongly in June

2003-03-16

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



MBA warns of fall in homeownership rates if FCRA changed

2003-06-13

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

2003-06-13

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

2003-06-12

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



Study finds workforce heroes cannot afford homes

2003-06-11

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

2003-06-11

Securities and Exchange Commission starts fromal investigation of Freddie Mac



30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage still dropping

2003-06-11

Refinancing activity remains strong



Lennar reports 50 percent increase in Earnings Per Share

2003-06-10

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

2003-06-09

Citizens Against Government Waste reacts strongly to Freddie Mac shakeup



OFHEO statement on Freddie Mac review

2003-06-09

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



Freddie Mac announces new leadership

2003-06-09

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



UCLA Anderson Forecast still predicting short-term sluggishness

2003-06-05

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

2003-06-04

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



Mortgage applications - more records broken

2003-06-04

Composite,Purchase and Refinance indexes all set new records



NAR predicts record home sales for 2003

2003-06-04

Realtors expect housing sector to set a sales record in 2003



Program to create 6,000 California affordable housing units

2003-06-04

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

2003-06-03

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



MBA hails introduction of Homeownership Tax Credit Act

2003-06-03

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



Merced Community reacts to housing crisis

2003-06-02

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

2003-06-02

U.S. homes average 6.48 percent annual price appreciation



Construction spending falls again

2003-06-02

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

2003-06-01

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