U.S. Housing Market

The U.S. housing market is comprised of buyers and sellers of homes in the U.S. This information encompasses the supply and demand for homes as well as the inventory level of unsold homes. In different markets around the country, 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. Varying degrees of income levels and job growth play a role in determining how many transactions occur in any given housing market.


There are three negative developments in the U.S. housing market, the U.S. economic ramifications of which we should be worried about. These developments are the collapsing homeownership rate, falling household incomes, and declining housing starts. They all suggest the housing…

The 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.)…

We 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…

On Thursday, May 21, the National Association of Realtors released its report on existing home sales in April. Total existing home sales declined 3.3% to an annual rate of 5.04 million units in the U.S. (Source: National Association of Realtors,…

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates in September. When this happens, I expect the U.S. housing market to become one of its first and biggest victims. You must remember that the housing market and interest rates have…

As we progress to the end of 2014, my skepticism towards the U.S. housing market increases. In fact, the fate of home prices in 2015 is in question. I don’t expect an outright collapse of the housing market like the…

The S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index, a measure of the housing market in key American cities, declined in May by 0.31% from April—the first monthly decline in home prices in 27 months. (Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis…

In its revised estimates of the gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2013, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 2.5%, up from its previous 1.7%. (Source:…

The average American Joe isn’t participating in the U.S. housing market. As a matter of fact, according to the Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey, investors purchased 69% of “damaged” properties in April 2013, while first-time home buyers accounted for…

There just isn’t enough real economic growth out there for a rising stock market—at least not much more than has already been achieved. News from the Federal Reserve of the central bank considering how to end quantitative easing sent the…

Developing countries are supposed to be the fastest growing world economies. Sadly, according to a recent report by the World Bank, in 2012, developing countries put in their slowest economic growth rate in a decade. Developing countries saw their economic…

The U.S. housing market is becoming a main topic again in the mainstream media these days. I keep reading about how rising home prices will now get the U.S. economy going again. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) expects average…

Before the U.S. elections, there was hype about the housing market getting better, the stock markets soaring, and unemployment decreasing. But truth be told; there is no growth in the U.S. economy. As they say, the “devil is in the…

The stock market is not looking that good right now. There have been plenty of days where the main stock market indices start out strong, but the price action dwindles by the end of the day. The “AGA” stocks, which…