Monthly Archives: February 2017

National home sales metrics for January, 2017

Dynamite Domiciles Last month existing home sales absolutely sizzled, hitting a rate of 5.69 million/year, the best level since 2/07. Remarkably, this strength came despite inventory of only 1.69 million units. That’s just 3.6 months of supply at the current … Continue reading

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Two centuries of U.S. immigration ; what are the top countries?

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National new home sales for January, 2017.

Sales of new single-family houses in January 2017 were 555,000 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), up 3.7 percent from December’s revised rate, and up 5.5 percent from January 2016.

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National household debt metrics, 4Q2016

Better Borrowing Total household debt increased by $226 billion in 16Q4, and is just $99 billion below the peak of $12.7 trillion set in 08Q3. However, household debt is now just 67% of GDP, down from 85% at the peak. … Continue reading

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NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for February, 2017

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Lumber prices spike; house prices could be affected

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Fourth quarter spike in FHA loan foreclosures; the beginning of an upward trend?

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