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  • Are new home sales flagging a recession? May. 24th 2022
    When new home sales and housing starts begin to fall together, a recession is usually not far away. However this report needs context. The post Are new home sales flagging a recession? appeared first on HousingWire.

  • The rising tide of house prices: Avoiding the flood May. 23rd 2022
    The old conservative economist’s adage that “a rising tide lifts all boats” was quickly called-out by activists who didn’t see the trickle down effects of a “booming economy” benefit the working people of America. Instead, they changed it to “a rising tide lifts all yachts,” and here's how that applies to housing. The post The rising tide of house prices: Avoiding the flood appeared first on HousingWire.

  • This savagely unhealthy housing market needs higher rates May. 19th 2022
    Existing home sales for April came in at 5.61 million, with home-price growth driving a housing market that is still savagely unhealthy. The post This savagely unhealthy housing market needs higher rates appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Applications for new homes dropped 14% in April May. 19th 2022
    The MBA estimates that about 701,000 new homes were sold in April at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, marking a decline for five consecutive months. The post Applications for new homes dropped 14% in April appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Almost 45% of homeowners are now equity rich May. 12th 2022
    So far in 2022, 13% more homeowners are considered equity rich than during the same period in 2021. The post Almost 45% of homeowners are now equity rich appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Homepoint lends homebuyers the power of all-cash offers May. 11th 2022
    Homepoint is helping homebuyers get their offer accepted by providing all-cash upfront before refinancing. The post Homepoint lends homebuyers the power of all-cash offers appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Mike Simonsen on leading indicators of a housing slowdown May. 11th 2022
    How fast and how much will the housing market slow? Here are four leading indicators to watch for a slowdown and an analysis of where we are today. The post Mike Simonsen on leading indicators of a housing slowdown appeared first on HousingWire.

  • The current challenges to increasing the homeownership gap May. 10th 2022
    While the homeownership rate in the U.S. has increased overall throughout the pandemic, this is not the same for all Americans. NAR's Jessica Lautz breaks down the latest data. The post The current challenges to increasing the homeownership gap appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Zillow’s Jeff Tucker on housing inventory May. 10th 2022
    According to Zillow's Jeff Tucker, after months of record lows, housing inventory finally began to rise in March, and it looks likely that we’ll finally notch year-over-year growth sometime in 2022 — a milestone we haven’t seen since fall of 2019.  The post Zillow’s Jeff Tucker on housing inventory appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Think US home prices are high? At least we aren’t Canada May. 09th 2022
    Home prices in the U.S. have been skyrocketing since 2020, however, no matter how crazy they get, at least we aren’t Canada. The post Think US home prices are high? At least we aren’t Canada appeared first on HousingWire.