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Zillow Zestimate Accuracy Calculator – 2019

In June 2019, Zillow made a major update to how they calculate Zestimates for houses listed for sale. In addition, they now report the accuracy of the Zestimates for houses “Listed for Sale” separately from houses “Not Listed For Sale.” Check out this post for more details. Here’s a post from 2018 with a discussion…

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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…

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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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