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Canadian Housing Affordability Hits 27 Year Low

Authored by Steve Saretsky via VanCityCondoGuide.com, Nothing says Merry Christmas like a 27 year low for Canadian housing affordability. That’s right, real estate across Canada has not been this un affordable since the year 1990 per RBC. Spoiler alert house prices tumbled shortly thereafter. RBC Bank released their updated Q3 numbers for housing affordability. To […]

UK’s Toxic Housing Mix

Asking prices for houses in the UK are starting to fall at a time when first time buyers in the UK continue to struggle to get on the ladder. The average house price in the UK has now moved lower by around £25k according to property website Zoopla, but are still nearly 8 times the […]

Silicon Valley’s ‘Working Homeless’ Shows How Hard Life Is In “Democrat’s Paradise”

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Silicon Valley is the home to tech giants like Facebook, Apple, and Google. It’s also home to a surging working homeless population who live in dilapidated RV’s, tents, and their own cars, all thanks to the policies Democrats love to implement. The surging number of those working in Silicone Valley […]

London House Prices Reach Record Unaffordability

Earlier this month, we noted further evidence that London’s housing bubble is bursting. In its October 2017 survey, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) reported the largest proportion of respondents seeing a drop in London house prices versus the previous month since 2009. The net balance was nearly two thirds (-63%) in favour of […]

“Granite Islands And Backsplashes”: Even Doublewide Trailers Are No Longer “Affordable”

Since the early 1900s, millions of Americans have relied on trailers as a source of no-frills, affordable housing.  In fact, roughly 22 million Americans live in trailer parks today, but the industry is hardly the stable source of affordable housing that it used to be…a lesson that 73-year-old Judy Goff of Naples, Florida recently discovered […]

Rental Insecurity: Survey Finds 1 In 5 American Renters Missed A Payment In Past 3 Months

A new survey conducted by ApartmentList.com recently found that Americans, despite historically low unemployment levels and surging stock indices which would both seem to suggest that ‘everything is awesome’, are having a very difficult time making ends meet.  Per the survey, some 20% of renters admit they were unable to make their monthly payments on […]

More Real-Estate Insanity: Owner Asking $800,000 For Burned-Out San Francisco Home

A ‘fixer upper’ is a charitable term for what this is. In a story that exposes just how obscenely overvalued San Francisco’s housing market has become, Business Insider reports that one motivated real estate agent in San Francisco is seeking a buyer for a home in the tony Bernal Heights neighborhood that was completely gutted […]

Mark Hanson Warns, Housing Affordability Never Worse… By A Long-Shot

Authored by Mark Hanson via MHanson.com, Bottom Lines:  The income required to buy a median priced builder house has been more diverged from fundamental, end-user, mortgage-needing, shelter-buyer cohort income (purchasing power), which is why builder demand and end-user resales remain anemic.   Meaningful sales growth with this affordability backdrop is impossible. A mean reversion – […]

Home Prices In 80% Of US Cities Grow Twice Faster Than Wages… And Then There’s Seattle

According to the latest BLS data, average hourly wages for all US workers rose 2.5% relative to the previous year, well below the Fed’s “target” of 3.5-4.5%, as countless economists are unable to explain how 4.3% unemployment, and “no slack” in the economy fails to boost wage growth. Another problem with tepid wage growth, in […]

U.S. Rent Growth Flatlines As Massive Flood Of New Apartment Supply Finally Takes Its Toll

After a slow and steady march higher in the wake of the ‘great recession’ nearly a decade ago, a note today from Rent Cafe shows that average rents in the United States may have finally stalled in July at $1,350 per month after posting a paltry sequential gain of just 0.1%.   Rents are still […]