home prices

Signs Of Life?

by on December 4, 2013

I was asked yesterday, by a stranger who knew that I write about such things, what I think about the economy. I said it sucks. [more…]

Housing: Keeps Up The Good Work

by on May 23, 2013

Today's report on the sale of newly constructed homes tells us that the real estate recovery continues unabated. Sales rose 2.3% in April to an [more…]

House Price Fever?

by on May 1, 2013

Yesterday's news that the Case-Shiller index continues to move upwards is not necessarily good. The index shows that home prices rose another 0.3% in February [more…]

As You Were – Again

by on March 21, 2013

Today was one of those days. A flurry of new data about the economy all of which left us exactly where we were. I suppose [more…]

Better News

by on March 5, 2013

Yes. Aside from the distraction of the sequester lunacy there is an actual economy to concern us. Today's reports are decent, so they are worth [more…]

Housing Rebounds Strongly

by on February 26, 2013

One way to take your mind off of sequester week is to look at today's report on home sales. It's good.

Sales of new homes [more…]

House Prices Bump Up

by on February 5, 2013

If you believe that one of the depressing factors in recent years has been the deflation of home prices and along with it the erosion [more…]

Latest News

by on December 27, 2012

Yes it's hard to focus at this time of year under the best of circumstances. This year is even worse. The background noise provided by [more…]

Real News

by on November 20, 2012

Real estate that is.

While we are all being distracted by totally unnecessary and febrile discussions of fiscal cliffs there is actual useful information emerging [more…]

Home Sales Perk Up

by on October 24, 2012

Good news: sales of new homes rose 5.7% in September to an annual rate of 389,000. This is the highest rate of activity since early [more…]