May 2019 Market Report

May gives us mixed signals. We know that nationally, home builders are viewing the moment with confidence. We know from local MLS data that we are climbing the seasonal wave towards our usual Summer peak. But we also know that YoY May gave us a decrease of 2.7% in...

April 2019 Market Report

Let’s start wide. I know this is the April report, but econ data lags. (Math is hard.) On a national-basis, it appears YoY prices increased 3.7% in March. See here. CoreLogic further projects a 4.8% increase (YoY) for April. At least one industry economist is drawing...

March 2019 Market Report

Simon Johnson is an economics professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Business, a former Chief Economist at the IMF, and a well-known blogger at BaselineScenario.com. You can draw your own conclusions about where he lands politically, in part based on his publishing...

February 2019 Market Report

I want to take a quick glance at where we seem to be headed, at a national level, in regards to new home construction. I think there is a correlation between these two posts – the first post indicates that the national, publicly listed builders seem to be ramping up...

January 2019 Market Report

Looking at MSL date for January 2019, we see confirmation that over-all 2018 was slightly weaker than 2017 – I think, driven in part by a supply constraint, and by some volatility on mortgage rates, changes in the tax code related to home-ownership, and affordability...