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Shadow Inventory Falls 200K Units on Reduced Mortgage Delinquencies

Shadow inventory has declined 200,000 units in the last year and by fifteen percent from the peak but still totals 1.7 million units.

Current visible inventory (not shadow) of listed properties is 3.72 million which is excessive by approximately 770,000 units. 334 more words

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May Home Sales Hit Bottom 10 Percent

Sales fell 15 percent in May from the year earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.81 million. Inventory increased to a 9.3-month supply. The sales pace is in the bottom 10% of readings in the 12 years of data. 148 more words

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The Massive Affordability Trend Hits 75 Percent

A good gauge of prices looks good at 75 percent and looks to have a better good future.

The Housing Opportunity Index measures housing affordability by tracking price against median income – now at $64,400 (See chart below). 141 more words

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Capital Economics Reports Current Crash Has Surpassed Great Depression

Economist Paul Dales at Capital Economics calls the Great Depression fall in housing prices a loss of 31 percent (MarketWatch). How bad was it then? 461 more words

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Standard and Poors Says Double Dip in Housing Prices Confirmed

The Case-Shiller 20-city index released today has fallen under the bubble-crash low of April 2009 and confirms a double-dip in home prices. S&P reports a 4.2% national fall in values just in the first quarter of this year. 144 more words

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A Hall of Property Bubbles in the Mirrors

The world of property values is bifurcating and at the same time running toward the same bad end.

Economies which sailed through the financial crisis are galloping ahead on their way to the cliff where many leading economies flew and fell down dead. 464 more words

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