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Links – Mar. 10, 2019

USA Metro Denver home prices drop in February for first time in 7 years Oregon governor signs statewide rent control law Toll Brothers Orders Plunge as California Buyers Vanish People are buying less at Home Depot: Is this another sign the housing market is cooling down? JPMorgan Chase investor slide explains mortgage-business slump Contrary to media hype, tech firms and millennials not flocking to “superstar” cities.| City Journal At CPAC talk of phasing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – MarketWatch February 2019 Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report – Clear Capital CGTN America TV 2-22-19 Manhattan’s Luxury Market (and that $238M sale) – Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers &…

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U.S. Home Price Appreciation Continues to Slow

Home price appreciation continued to be strong in December but not nearly as strong as last spring. The big question is whether this is a healthy reset of home price appreciation to lower, more sustainable levels, or whether home price appreciation will continue to shrink. U.S. home prices were up 4.7% in December (compared to…

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Links – Feb. 22, 2019

USA Calabria talks GSE reform, 30-year mortgages at Senate hearing – Scotsman Guide For First Time in 5 Years, Buyers Have More Selection to Start the Year (January 2019 Market Report) – Zillow Research Experts say home equity is key to solving the country’s looming retirement crisis | 2019-02-18 | HousingWire The 10 Most Common…

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Links – Feb. 16, 2019

USA A Denver attorney and the Lehman mortgage mess that contributed to the Great Recession Housing Finance At A Glance: A Monthly Chartbook, January 2019 | Full Report | Urban Institute Federal Tax Deductions for Homeowners Change in 2019 Mapped: ZIP-by-ZIP data as Orange County home sales plummet 26% – Orange County Register Historic Mortgage Rates: From 1981 to 2019 and Their Impact – TheStreet Fannie-Freddie Watchdog Gets More Cautious on Firms’ Release Home values see largest single-month decline since 2012 | 2019-02-04 | HousingWire CoreLogic: Home prices inch forward in December | 2019-02-05 | HousingWire Why 2019 Promises to Be Better for Buyers | Realtor Magazine Homebuying Patterns: Affordability,…

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Links – February 8, 2019

USA Help Me Understand Mortgage Servicing | Urban Institute It’s time for a Fannie-Freddie fix – Washington Post How ‘unaffordable’ is Southern California housing? – Orange County Register Bain Capital Execs: iBuyers Are Foes Of Brokers And Homebuyers – Inman Seven questions for Janet Yellen on financial stability – Brookings Slower Economic Growth Expected in 2019, but a Patient Fed Could Put Housing on Firmer Footing | Fannie Mae National Housing Survey | Fannie Mae ‘Tides Are Shifting’: Is A Homebuyer’s Market On The Horizon? Forbes If San Francisco is so great, why is everyone I love leaving? – Curbed SF OECD Economic Survey of the United States: Key Research Findings | READ online Where the Inventory…

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Links – February 1, 2019

USA Q4 2018 Home Seller Gains by Market | ATTOM Data Solutions Help Me Understand Mortgage Servicing | Urban Institute Falling home sales could signal US recession – Business Insider 10 points to keep in mind about housing affordability in California – Los Angeles Times Home sales dive 14% in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano – Orange County Register The Slowdown in U.S. Existing Home Sales Is Gaining Speed | Fortune Home ownership ‘increasingly out of reach’ for typical buyers, brokerage says – Orange County Register Zillow: Lackluster existing home sales result of political headwinds | 2019-01-28 | HousingWire Home price growth skids to a…

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Links – January 25, 2019

USA CME Price declines since Sept 5 | HomePriceFutures.com Amid Steady U.S. Growth in 2018, Some Markets Flagged While Others Flew (December 2018 Market Report) – Zillow Research Denver fifth most popular moving destination in U.S. Home Ownership Investment | Richr | MLS Listings Homebuilders face profit risks despite a good housing market: Zelman Home Value Appreciation Slowed in Most Major Markets – Jan 24, 2019 The Science and Art of Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Ray Dalio sees ‘significant risk’ of possible US recession in 2020 Are Builder Premiums Really Worth What They Charge? • Birmingham Appraisal Blog Can Stock Market Volatility Help Home Buyers? Bloomberg TV 1-17-19: The…

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