Housing

No Foreclosure Tsunami Expected, But Maybe a Wave

By Doug Katz – 9/14/2022 The Calculated Risk Blog reported today on the outlook for delinquencies, foreclosures and REOs based on data from the second quarter of 2022.  The verdict was that numbers more or less aligned with expectations and that a massive increase similar to the 2008 housing crash was unlikely.  While this is …

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Housing Inventory Down as “Seller Strike” Takes Hold

By Douglas Katz – 09/13/2022 Ask any real estate professional or lender how business is right now and you’ll likely get a bit of a grimace.  While the market was generally optimistic about the possibility of capitulation and lowering prices, the full potential for return to a more normal market is still far off.  Now …

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Housing – Where We Are and What It Possibly Means for the Future for Investors

By Douglas Katz – 08/31/2022 As the summer comes to a close and the market is no closer to any predictability, more and more organizations are adjusting their forecasts for the coming months and years to better reflect this craziness. To understand where we are, it helps to see where we have come since the …

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Zillow Adjusts Housing Predictions – Slowing or Deceasing Prices Ahead with Possible Growing Opportunities for Investors

By Douglas Katz Unless you live under a rock or just don’t care, you are aware that the housing market has slowed.  Depending on the source, the degree of impact varies with descriptions ranging from the aforementioned slowdown to correction to recession.  The last of which is the view of the National Association of Homebuilders …

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There’s More Than What Meets the Eye When Choosing a Lender for Investment Real Estate

By Douglas Katz – 08/15/2022 Much of the investment lending world is unregulated with little or no certification, regulation or licensing requirements. There exists very little consumer protection for borrowers using many programs designed specifically for investment real estate. A price myopia can cause you to miss warning signs or positive aspects of potential lender. …

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Housing Market Indicators Point to Likely Upcoming Opportunity for Investors

By Douglas Katz – 08/10/2022 The  housing market has been on a tear for a long time, much to the dismay of investors looking for properties that fit their business models.  Exceptionally high prices for even distressed properties have kept many investors on the sidelines.  When you add to this the inflationary pressure on materials …

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