Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summary of Housing News

by Calculated Risk on 5/25/2010 10:12:00 PM

Just a summary of the housing news ...

Tomorrow the New Home sales report will be released, and since new homes are reported when the contract is signed, April was most likely the peak month for tax credit related buying.

For existing home sales, the sales are reported when the transaction is closed, and buyers have until June 30th to close - so reported sales will probably increase further. On existing home sales, please see Inventory increases Year-over-Year and Existing Home Sales increase in April

On house prices, see: Case-Shiller House Prices "Weakening" and First American CoreLogic: House Prices Decline 0.3% in March

And the MBA released the Q1 National Delinquency Survey last week showing record delinquencies:
1) Press Release from the MBA: Delinquencies, Foreclosure Starts Fall in Latest MBA National Delinquency Survey
2) Comments from MBA conference call.
3) Two key graphs: Mortgage Delinquencies by Period and by State

Best to all