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Supply was up for the month as indicated by the stronger than expected Building Permit data and demand was weaker. Also, Housing prices came in a bit weaker than forecasts. (see the attached)
However, the Case-Shiller Index was actually stronger, most likely due to subdued inflation which is currently at a lowly 1%. This gets to the topic of conversation among a number of "talking heads" recently...Inflation. So I thought it might be interesting for us to look…Continue
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Although some major supply data was not published because of the government shutdown, the demand data reflected some spotty lightness in prices. The yield on the 10 year note dropped a bit and there was a sudden rush in mortgage applications towards the end of the month. (see the attached).
Throughout the month there was continuous chatter from the "talking heads" about "bubbles." So I thought it might be interesting to think about the life…Continue
The supply and demand equation seems to favor the demand side so prices, although appear strained at these levels, have been increasing. (see the attached)
There has been some chatter from the "talking heads" about another bubble in the real estate market. So I thought it might be interesting to think about what other things that may drive the market (s) and economy besides data and world events.
Short term Supply and Demand conditions continue to press prices higher, however the near and long term fundamentals point towards choppy and lower prices. (see the attached)
As a follow up to the 10 year yield chart from last month, I have included this 30 year fixed rate mortgage graph that goes back to the time when Paul Volcker was Fed Chairman during the rampant inflation years of the late 70's...early 80's. Enjoy! …
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Supply still appears tight while demand is holding and prices are increasing. (see the attached)
There has been a lot of talk about rising interest rates from historical lows set last year in July, so I thought this chart would be interesting for you to think about.
It tracks the yield on the 10-year Treasury Bond and goes all the way back around the Revolutionary War! The low of 1.360% on this instrument was set last year in July of 2012.…Continue
The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) is looking for new classes (3+ hours) to offer in 2014. Any new successful seminars and industry workshops that would be…Continue