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.


U.S. Housing Drops 11.1% in May to 1.04 Million Annual Rate

By Wednesday, June 17, 2015

U.S. Housing DropsThe U.S. home-building industry has taken off this year to its best two months in more than seven years as it heads into summer. However, it began work on fewer houses in May following an April surge.On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, the Commerce Department reported the housing starts declined 11.1% to a 10.4 million annualized rate which followed. Read More

April Homes Sales Decline: U.S. Housing Market in Trouble?

By Friday, May 22, 2015

April Homes Sales DeclineOn 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, May 21, 2015.)April’s existing home sales are disappointing; analysts were expecting. Read More

U.S. Housing Market: Worries Increasing, Buyers Dwindling

By Wednesday, May 20, 2015

U.S. Housing MarketThe 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 a negative relationship. If interest rates rise, home prices suffer. This is basic economics.The Impact. Read More

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 reasons.. 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 falling. . Read More

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