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World’s Longest Bull Market (55 Years) In Australian House Prices Is Over, According To UBS

This morning, CoreLogic released its monthly report on Australian house prices – the world’s longest running bull market. Finally, measures to tighten credit standards and dissuade overseas buyers (especially Chinese in Sydney and Melbourne) are beginning to bite and price rises ground to a halt last month. From the report… Since moving through a peak […]

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 […]

“Stressed” Australians Struggle With Record Debts As Housing Market Overheats

Australians are dialing back their spending on everything from clothes to cars as sky-high housing costs, the result of a housing bubble fueled by Chinese buyers, threaten to finally derail the country’s twin asset bubbles – housing and stocks. But rising mortgage debt isn’t the only thing squeezing Australian customers, as Reuters reports. Inflation on […]

Relax, There Is No Housing Bubble

Visit Full Archives At The Entry Points   Three heavy hitters in real estate – Darius Bozorgi, Veros CEO, Mike Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers Association chief economist, and Douglas Duncan, Fannie Mae chief economist – all agree, “There is no housing bubble“. These real estate experts are all in agreement, and they believe the relentless house price […]

Why Carson Block Sees “Real Problems With Canada”

Less than a week after declaring that China’s economy is headed for an economic “day of reckoning” thanks to its twin asset bubbles (real estate and equity), short-seller Carson Block said he’s starting to believe there are “real problems with Canada” – particularly the country’s dangerously overvalued housing market. Block discussed Canada's housing market with […]

The Housing Moment Investors Dread Is Here

Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth via BloombergQuint.com, Amid the carnage in the auto sector, economists have sought solace in the comforts of home, sweet home. A recent Census release suggests that Millennials, long sidelined, have finally started to tiptoe into the home-buying market. The reception to the data was so effusive that other reports, suggesting […]

Canada Housing Regulator Warns Of “Strong Evidence Of Housing-Market Problems”

In an perculiar coincidence, just hours after Home Capital Group imploded in what we dubbed Canada’s “New Century” moment, Canada’s housing regulator, the Canada Mortgage And Housing Corporation, which describes itself as “contributing to the stability of the housing market and financial system” moments ago the CMHC issued a report, warning that there is “strong […]

Chinese Driven Vancouver Housing Bubble Moves To Seattle – “This Is Vancouver 2.0”

Back in August we noted that the Vancouver housing market was doomed after the implementation of a 15% property tax on foreign buyers targeting the massive influx of Chinese money driving real estate prices to astronomical levels.  Sure enough, within a matter of weeks home prices had plunged and so had the volume of residential […]