Why the next recession won’t bring down home prices

The resilience of the housing market is such that it will likely survive the next recession without home prices taking a substantial hit, according to a new report from title insurance firm First American Financial Services. “While the housing crisis is still fresh on the minds of many, and was the catalyst of the Great

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Housing markets will do just fine in a recession, economists say

Consumer fears of a recession are growing, and experts say it could cause some Americans to get skittish about possible knock-on effects on the housing market. One reason for that is many Americans remain haunted by memories of the Great Recession last decade, which caused thousands to lose their homes to foreclosure. But experts say

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Study shows that recessions don’t have much impact on home values

New research from Zillow shows that recessions typically don’t have a negative impact on home values, contrary to what many experts have always said. Other than the housing-led Great Recession of the late 2000s, Zillow’s analysis shows that home values have typically continued to grow through national and statewide recessions over the past quarter-century. The

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10 years after the recession, many markets still struggle to recover

One decade after the Great Recession began following the collapse of the U.S. housing market, it’s clear that home values have recovered in most of the largest markets in the country, and then some, according to a new Zillow analysis. The report shows the markets with the biggest gains since the mid-2000s bubble are mostly

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NAR economist Yun looks at the housing market 10 years after the Great Recession

A full decade after U.S. housing markets were crushed by the so-called Great Recession, which led to a major crisis that saw thousands of homes foreclosed upon,

Real Estate Bubble Discussion with Clayton Morris

I recently spoke with Clayton Morris, president of Morris Invest, on a podcast about the subject of ARE WE IN A HOUSING BUBBLE?

2017 Home Ownership Rate Bounces Upward

News from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has revealed that the share of Americans who own homes is steadily climbing. Home ownership has increased in the second quarter, seemingly reversing a sharp downward trend that began back in 2008.

A Short Rant on Ecomomic Disaster: The State of Fair Play 2013

Anyone reading this has to have been affected by the so called “Great Recession”, and most of you very negatively. Without going into history lessons or far reaching “what ifs” – suffice it to say when Wall Street crashed this time, your future was altered inextricably. Given all that, near continuous news of underhanded dealings prompts this little rant. Okay, it’s a big rant – but you don’t even want to go here.

America For Rent: Citizens in Joint Tenancy

A story yesterday by CNBC’s Diana Olick got my attention initially because of the title; “Home Buyers Are Back, but Where Are the Houses?” In that article Olick talks about the Spring housing market, and about how house inventories are staggeringly low given all the variables. With the raw number of homes for sale its lowest in over a decade, the question “Where are all the houses?” certainly is a curiosity. Let’s take a look.

Is There a Real Dark Side of FDI in US Properties?

In case anyone out there ever wonders which man gains from another man’s loss, investment news from the UK tells part of this age old saga. Stonehage Investment Partners, advisers to some of Britain’s wealthiest investors comes right out and tells of portfolios built on the backs of US homeowner losses, everyone’s losses for that matter. Seeing the overall picture, may come as a surprise.

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