Category Archives: Housing

Housing Supply Curve – The Big Shift Left

Price up, supply down. Existing-home sales fell 1.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.27 million, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. Sales declined 2.2% compared with a year earlier, marking the 16th consecutive month of annual declines … Continue reading

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The fall of FAANG (and other thoughts)

FANGs haunted by worries over a “Splinternet.” Rana is very good.  Her book, Makers and Takers: How Wall Street Destroyed Main Street,  is a must read,  especially the chapter on how private equity, including the current Secretary of Treasury, dubbed The Foreclosure … Continue reading

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The New Supply-Side Of Housing & Landlord Nation

David Stockman tweeted the following Zero Hedge chart this morning. Clearly, a shift in the supply curve for new homes to the left. OK  – and some buying at irrational prices fueled by artificially low-interest rates and excess money.  The … Continue reading

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Asset Markets, The Sports Illustrated Jinx, And The Dodgers

Why do stocks and assets markets crash? Why is there is a Sports Illustrated jinx and magazine cover stories often signal a sign of a top or bottom of the subject being portrayed? Regression to the mean, or, more simply, … Continue reading

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Private Equity Coming To A Neighborhood Near You

Interesting piece in Wall Street Journal, which corroborates our last post,  The New “Supply-Side Economics” Fueling Asset Bubbles.   We argued institutional investors have been on a buying spree of residential housing for rental properties taking a massive amount of supply off … Continue reading

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TOTD: 12 Most Expensive Rental Markets

Source:  Wolf Street (TOTD = Table of the Day)

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A Recovery in China’s Housing Sector? – Stratfor

Stratfor Economy Analyst Mark Fleming-Williams and East Asia Analyst John Minnich discuss how China’s economy continues to slow despite an uptick in housing markets in some cities. For more analysis, visit: (click here if video is not observable)

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Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate

Good piece in the IBD last week on foreign investment in U.S. real estate. Money quotes: …“Many foreign buyers now see luxury U.S. real estate as a store of value,” said Dolly Lenz, CEO of her namesake real estate firm. … Continue reading

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London rents squeeze the young – FT

The soaring cost of London living is pushing the finances of young people to the brink. Katie Morley reports on how a number are now starting to question how much longer they will be able to call the UK capital … Continue reading

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If Houses Traded Like Bonds

As the 10-year Treasury yield approaches 3 percent let’s take a look at the recent spike in mortgage rates and its micro impact on the housing market and average home buyer. The chart below shows 30-year fixed mortgage rates have … Continue reading

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