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Demographics & Housing Starts

In 2013- 2014, earlier in this economic cycle, I  attended a few economic conferences to get a feel what other people were saying about the status of the housing market. 795 more words

New Home Sales

Builder Confidence Holds, But Household Formation Still Weak

The Mortgage Corner

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged in April at a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). 471 more words

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Builder Confidence Vs Builder Activity

One of the more interesting  housing data lines we have seen in this economic cycle has been the gap between the (HMI) Housing Market Index and data from new home sales, starts and permits. 438 more words

Home Builders, New Homes Sales And The Affordability Myth

What’s up with the Home Builders?

You may remember this statement from my  2015 Housing Prediction Article:

“You get my drift: The bar for housing is so low that some housing bulls might try the predictable tactic of bellowing about exponential growth portending a miraculous recovery when all that is occurring is a bump up from a pitifully low base. 778 more words

High Builder Confidence Signals More Affordable Housing In 2016

The Mortgage Corner

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes held steady at 60 in January from a downwardly revised December reading of 60 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. 583 more words

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Bloomberg Interview: 2016 Housing Predictions

A few key points going over my 2016 Housing Predictions in the interview

2016 Housing Prediction Article

http://loganmohtashami.com/2015/12/28/2016-housing-economic-predictions/

Pending Home Sales: Pending home sale numbers have been soft lately.   295 more words

Housing Starts Surge, Millennials Are Buying

The Mortgage Corner

The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee has just announced it is raising short term interest rates by ¼ percent. Its press release said: “Given the economic outlook, and recognizing the time it takes for policy actions to affect future economic outcomes, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to ¼ percent to ½ percent. 645 more words

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