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US housing bonds market getting riskier (finance-commerce.com)
by Patrick on 22 May 2018  1 comment, latest 5 days ago
https://finance-commerce.com/2 Riskier U.S. mortgages are creeping back into the bond market again.The loans in question are nowhere near the toxic mortgages that brought down the financial system last decade. But...

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Neighborhood amenities determine rents (federalreserve.gov)
by Patrick on 22 May 2018  Posted 5 days ago
https://www.federalreserve.gov We estimate a neighborhood choice model using 2014 American Community Survey data to investigate the degree to which new housing supply can improve housing affordability. In the model, equilibrium...

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Property tax hikes in Chicago impacting prices (chicago.suntimes.com)
by Patrick on 22 May 2018  Posted 5 days ago
https://chicago.suntimes.com/n “Homeowners are happy when their property increases in value. But when it’s time to reassess for tax purposes, such increases in value are suddenly unwelcome,” Shaer said. “It’s human...

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You Think It’s All About Guns? (kunstler.com)
by Patrick on 21 May 2018  3 comments, latest 6 days ago
http://kunstler.com/clusterfuc I will venture to say — against the tide of current sexual politics — that adolescence is much tougher for boys these days than it is for girls. Every...

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Housing ATM is Back (But it won't work any better this time) (themaven.net)
by Patrick on 19 May 2018  21 comments, latest 6 days ago
https://www.themaven.net/misht It makes little sense to refi at these rising rates. But here we are. ...But why is there any refi activity all at all?In September 2017 the MND mortgage...

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New Fed study on "Home Prices, Housing Wealth and Home Equity Extraction" (newyorkfed.org)
by Patrick on 20 May 2018  22 comments, latest 7 days ago
https://www.newyorkfed.org/med Tons of great graphs.

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US cell carriers are selling access to your real-time phone location data (zdnet.com)
by Patrick on 16 May 2018  11 comments, latest 7 days ago
https://www.zdnet.com/article/ Four of the largest cell giants in the US are selling your real-time location data to a company that you've probably never heard about before.In case you missed it,...

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Billionaires avoid real estate (therealdeal.com)
by Patrick on 20 May 2018  3 comments, latest 7 days ago
https://therealdeal.com/2018/0 Of the world’s 7.6 billion people, 2,754 of them are billionaires who have cumulatively amassed $9.2 trillion worth of assets, according to Wealth-X’s annual census, and about 3 percent...

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How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First (fortune.com)
by Patrick on 20 May 2018  1 comment, latest 7 days ago
http://fortune.com/2018/05/19/ According to Sacks, the advantage of tokens is they reduce or eliminate the “illiquidity discount” for assets that can’t be publicly traded. This discount means people pay less because...

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Wall Street’s new housing frontier: Single-family rental houses (curbed.com)
by Patrick on 20 May 2018  1 comment, latest 7 days ago
https://www.curbed.com/2018/5/ How the foreclosure crisis created the single-family rental industryThe industry is composed of a small number of key players. Invitation Homes and American Homes 4 Rent, the second-biggest single-family...

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Same article in papers thousands of times, always deliberately confusing LAND VALUE with house value (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 11 Apr 2018  10 comments, latest 7 days ago
It's amazing how many times the same article can get printed, just with a different address and different price. In every case the story is the same:* Look at this...

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Is it time to put a price cap on the real estate market? (born2invest.com)
by Patrick on 17 May 2018  6 comments, latest 7 days ago
https://born2invest.com/articl Prices are slowing or backing off on the high end. Hot markets have gone from $10 million plus to $5 million plus. Manhattan condo sales have plummeted to a...

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Average house price in Canada fell 11% in past year (cbc.ca)
by Patrick on 20 May 2018  Posted 7 days ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/busines The average price of a Canadian home declined by more than 11 per cent in the 12 months up to April, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Tuesday.The realtor...

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House Prices Across Connecticut Have Failed To Recover Since Peak In 2007 (ctnow.com)
by Patrick on 17 May 2018  9 comments, latest 8 days ago
http://www.ctnow.com/news/hc-c Home prices across Connecticut — hit hard in a housing downturn that gripped the state a decade ago — have yet to stage a broad-based recovery and remain 15...

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The Scientific Importance of Free Speech (quillette.com)
by Patrick on 22 Apr 2018  26 comments, latest 9 days ago
http://quillette.com/2018/04/1 Today, there are many reasons to be concerned over the state of free speech, from the growing chill on university campuses to the increased policing of art forms such...

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California Apartment Landlords Dump Properties Ahead of Rent Control Vote (cetusnews.com)
by Patrick on 17 May 2018  9 comments, latest 10 days ago
http://www.cetusnews.com/busin “These renter groups are starting to speak out and say, ‘These rents are ridiculous.’ They’ve gotten more organized than they ever have been,” he said. “I started getting a...

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LendingTree Reveals the Cities With the Highest Rates of Denied Mortgage Applications (lendingtree.com)
by Patrick on 18 May 2018  1 comment, latest 10 days ago
https://www.lendingtree.com/ho Key findings:Nearly one in 10 borrowers get denied for mortgages. On a national level, 8% of loan applications were denied.Credit history and debt are the biggest barriers. The leading...

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Builders losing confidence in housing market (builderonline.com)
by Patrick on 17 May 2018  3 comments, latest 10 days ago
http://www.builderonline.com/b We heard repeatedly over the two-and-a-half days of HLS that, although times are good now, and demand is solid for whatever builders can deliver to an inventory-starved market, clouds...

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Shared Housing Startups Are Taking Off (news.crunchbase.com)
by Patrick on 17 May 2018  Posted 10 days ago
https://news.crunchbase.com/ne In startup-land, however, the presumptions about where housing demand is going looks a bit different. Home sharing is on the rise, along with more temporary lease options, high-touch service,...

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Mortgage rates reach seven-year high in a housing market reckoning (marketwatch.com)
by Patrick on 17 May 2018  2 comments, latest 10 days ago
https://www.marketwatch.com/st Rates for home loans powered to the highest since 2011, setting up a fresh test for a housing market already strained by lean supply and surging prices.The 30-year fixed-rate...
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