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.

House Prices to Decline in 2015?

By Monday, September 15, 2014

House Prices to Decline in 2015As 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 one we saw in 2007, but I see the momentum in housing prices that began in 2012 and picked up in 2013 dissipating for several r… Read More

Surprise: U.S. Housing Prices Now in a Decline

By Monday, August 4, 2014

Three Strikes Against the U.S. Housing MarketThe 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 web site, last accessed July 30, 2014.)

The number of homes being built in the U.S. is also fal… Read More

A Major Problem with This Quarter’s GDP Numbers

By Friday, August 30, 2013

U.S. economyIn 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: Bureau of Economic Analysis, August 29, 2013.)

GDP numbers being better than before will send a wave of opti… Read More

Best Explanation on the Fake Housing Market Recovery I’ve Seen

By Thursday, June 6, 2013

Housing Market RecoveryThe 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 only 16% of “damaged” purchases.

It … Read More

As Investors Flee Gold ETFs, Central Banks Jump in as Bigger Gold Buyers

By Monday, March 11, 2013

Central Banks Jump in as Bigger Gold BuyersWhile mainstream financial and a growing number of economic forecasters focus on investors fleeing the gold bullion market, I am following in the footsteps of central banks around the world…

Investors pulled out a record amount of money from gold bullion-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) this past February. A total of $4.1 bi… Read More