Housing Market

The housing market is comprised of buyers and sellers of homes. Information on the housing market encompasses the supply and demand for homes as well as the inventory level of unsold homes. In markets around the country and different nations, you will have a natural progression of demand and supply. In some markets, there are new citizens moving to the city creating demand and, unless there is enough supply to match this demand, prices will rise. Income levels and mortgage rates also play a role in determining how many transactions occur in any given housing market.

The U.S. housing market has been on a steady rise since interest rates fell to record lows coming out of the Great Recession in 2008. With interest rates and mortgage rates continuing to be relatively low, and with the jobs market producing over 200,000 new jobs monthly, the ingredients are there for continued strength in the housing market.

Two of the most watched metrics in the housing market, Housing Starts and Building Permits, continue to be fairly strong, with over one billion annualized units for each segment.

While there is some stalling, the housing market will hold steady until mortgage rates begin to move higher; this could occur in 2015, when interest rates are estimated to rise.

U.S. Economic Collapse: Low Income Americans Can’t Afford to Live in Any Metro Area

By Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Low-Income Workers Have Nowhere Affordable to LiveA new report shows poor households cannot earn enough to live in even the least expensive metropolitan American cities. This is a signal that the country’s slow-motion economic collapse is hitting low-income workers the hardest. Commentators continue to cheer on America’s so-called booming economic recovery. Last quarter,.

Consumer Spending Anemic as 58% Say Economy “Getting Worse”

By Monday, August 31, 2015
Consumer SpendingI have written over and over again on how distorted the U.S. business sales and inventory figures are. Manufacturers are stockpiling products. Retailers are experiencing a decline in sales. Consumer spending is getting softer. But it’s more than just retail that is becoming a drag on the U.S. economy. Statistics from the U.S. housing.

U.S. Existing Home Sales Highest Since 2007

By Friday, August 21, 2015
U.S. Existing Home SalesThe U.S. existing home sales surged to an eight-year high. On Thursday August 20th, the National Association of Realtors published its report on exiting home sales for the month of July. (Source: The National Association of Realtors, August 20, 2015.) In July, total existing home sales increased two percent to a seasonally-adjusted.

Housing Market: Report Shows Homeownership Out of Reach for Millennials

By Friday, August 21, 2015
Housing-MarketSoaring rents and stagnant wages have pushed the dream of homeownership out of reach for most Millennials, another signal of the country’s economic collapse since the 2008 financial crisis. According to a new report by Zillow, young Americans are now waiting longer than ever to buy their first house. On Monday, the real estate data.

U.S. Housing Market: 7.44 Million Reasons to Be Skeptical

By Monday, August 10, 2015
U.S. Housing MarketWe are seeing momentum in the real estate market dissipate—this is something readers of Profit Confidential shouldn’t be surprised about, as I have been predicting problems ahead for the housing market. In fact, I won’t be surprised if 2015 is the first year home prices decline since our last drop in housing prices in 2011. Please.

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