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The supply and demand data for the month of March tend to support stable prices at elevated levels for now. With the Case-Shiller index at well over the fair value of 1 and interest rates ticking a little lower to stimulate demand, contrary supply data supports lower prices.
It is a pretty calm period for now but it may be the quite before the storm! I thought a cartoon may amuse you this month! Enjoy…Continue
Congratulations to the Seahawks! The year is starting off great for the us in the Pacific Northwest. Hopefully, the housing market will be just as kind to us in this area. Looks like there may be some headwinds ahead for the overall market. The weaker supply and demand data shows a market that appears to be fatigued. With the Case-Schiller index still at elevated levels, interest rates at relatively low levels and the Consumer Price Index flat, there appears to be…Continue
Bellevue, WA, 12/29/2013—Bay Equity Home Loans is pleased to announce that Jeff Larson has joined the Bellevue Branch, located at 170 120th Avenue Northeast, Suite 200.
Mr. Larson’s addition to the team at the newly opened Bellevue Branch exemplifies Bay Equity’s exponential growth over recent years, despite…Continue
Happy New Year Members!
Two notable statistics really caught my eye this time around. New Home sales surged in October, but later fell a little in November and Housing Starts exploded in November. The large increase in supply appeared to have mitigated the potential impact of the strength in demand on prices. Although the Case Shiller index inched forward, the supply and demand factors had a "wash" effect. (see the attached for additional comments and stats)
We are at a…Continue
Most economists and industry pundits agree that the housing market in 2014 will continue to improve but there is no doubt that we will still be faced with strong competitive conditions and cautious buyers. My recommendation to my developer and…Continue
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
This came from Hanley Wood and is called " Start Fresh, Buy New" Damn good stuff.
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