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  • April 2019: Top 10 tweets

    San Francisco is a bellwether of sorts – is the weakening housing market there due to affordability issues or varying interest rates? (The story suggest it’s one or the other, but we have our suspicions about multiple simultaneous reasons). The West Coast is down, the East Coast up – it all ends up with home [...]

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  • March 2019: Top 10 tweets

    Forget “Go West,” affordable renters markets are in the middle. “Go Middle” just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. There’s 3.27 million homeowners who might be able to save .75% by refinancing their mortgage. But does the hassle outweigh the benefit? Affordability math: slowing home prices + stronger wage gains + lower mortgage [...]

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  • February 2019: Top 10 tweets

    Well, that’s a switch. It’s now more expensive to be a homeowner in every state than being a renter. NASCAR team ownership, PGA tournaments, multimillion $ homes, private jets. The former CEO of Landcastle was living a pretty “lavish lifestyle” until he was sentenced for 15 years for embezzling $26M. This story is more like [...]

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  • January 2019: Top 10 tweets

    So the phrase for 2019 about the housing market is “regional rebalancing.” It’s not quite “STOP THE INSANITY!” but it’s a start. Foreclosure activity reaches its lowest point since 2005, falling 8% from the previous year, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. This year, same as the last. If that doesn’t describe our resolutions, nothing does. [...]

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  • December 2018: Top 10 tweets

    What we’re wondering is who are the 5% of homebuyers who don’t use a website to start their homebuying search (it’s only 1% of millennials). Anyway, the article’s an opinion piece about the importance of fintech. This might be more of a problem than rapidly rising home prices – higher mortgage payments. We think it’s [...]

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