CalculatedRisk Newsletter

Real Estate Data and Analysis
Created 13 Aug 2021
  • 1st Look at Local Housing Markets in March
    07 Apr 2022 6 0
    This is the first look at local markets in March (I mentioned Denver earlier). I’m tracking about 30 local housing markets in the US. Some of the 30 markets are states, and some are metropolitan areas...
  • Rents Still Increasing Sharply Year-over-year
    06 Apr 2022 8 0
    From Apartment List National Rent Report Welcome to the April 2022 Apartment List National Rent Report. Rent growth is continuing to pick up steam again, after a brief winter cooldo...
  • Denver Real Estate: Active Inventory up Sharply in March
    05 Apr 2022 11 0
    Every month I track about 30 local housing markets in the US, and I usually post several markets at a time. But this is worth noting. Today, the Denver Metro Association of Realtors® (DMAR) has releas...
  • Black Knight Mortgage Monitor for February
    04 Apr 2022 8 0
    Black Knight publishes a monthly Mortgage Monitor report that contains interesting information on the mortgage market and housing. Press Release: Black Knight: Despite Rising Interest Rates, Annual Ho...
  • It is the Change in Monthly Payment that Matters
    01 Apr 2022 11 0
    Yesterday I pointed that we shouldn’t compare the current situation to the housing bubble and bust, but instead we should look to the 1978 to 1982 period for lessons. See: Housing: Don't Compare the C...
  • Housing: Don't Compare the Current Housing Boom to the Bubble and Bust
    31 Mar 2022 19 0
    It is natural to compare the current housing boom to the mid-00s housing bubble. The bubble and subsequent bust are part of our collective memories. And graphs of nominal house prices and price-to-ren...
  • Real House Prices, Price-to-Rent Ratio and Price-to-Median Income in January
    30 Mar 2022 8 0
    It has been almost 16 years since the bubble peak. In the Case-Shiller release yesterday, the seasonally adjusted National Index (SA), was reported as being 54% above the bubble peak in 2006. However,...
  • Case-Shiller National Index up 19.2% Year-over-year in January
    29 Mar 2022 4 0
    Both the Case-Shiller House Price Index (HPI) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) HPI for January were released today. Here is a graph of the month-over-month (MoM) change in the Case-Shille...
  • Housing Inventory Has Bottomed
    28 Mar 2022 8 0
    Tracking existing home inventory is very important in 2022. Inventory usually declines in the winter, and then increases in the spring. Inventory bottomed seasonally at the beginning of March 2022 and...
  • New Home Sales and Cancellations
    24 Mar 2022 9 0
    At first glance, we might think that new home sales, as reported by the Census Bureau, would be impacted by rising mortgage rates sooner than existing home sales. This is because new home sales are re...
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