Is SoCal housing overvalued or merely as expensive as usual?

Whether one considers SoCal markets overvalued or fairly valued depends on how fair value is measured.

What is the best measure of value in a housing market? The two most commonly accepted measures are price-to-rent and price-to-income, but both have a similar weakness: they don’t… – Is SoCal housing overvalued or merely as expensive as usual?


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How restricted for-sale housing inventory saps demand

Lenders restricted MLS inventory to drive up house prices, which also drives up rent; higher rent makes it more difficult to save for a down payment.

I recently asked, Do loan modifications cause rents to rise too?
We know providing loan modification subsidies serves to increase home prices… – How restricted for-sale housing inventory saps demand


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Why aren’t Millennials buying homes?

A combination of high home prices, large debt loads, and caution about the recent housing bust deters Millennials from buying homes today.

In the 60 years between World War II and the housing bust, each generation obtained an education, secured a job, got married, and bought a home in the… – Why aren’t Millennials buying homes?


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Is San Francisco ripe for a housing bust?

House prices surprisingly fell in the Bay Area. Will the bursting Chinese bubble and a potential tech credit bubble cause money to flee the Bay Area?

Back in January I asked, Is San Francisco, the most overvalued US housing market, going to crash? At the time, I challenged housing bears to… – Is San Francisco ripe for a housing bust?


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Government-backed mortgages should be expensive

If government-backed loans carry higher costs, private lending will steal market share and get the government out of the mortgage business.

Legislators and bureaucrats who protect the interests of taxpayers want to reduce the government’s footprint in housing finance. Realistically, t… – Government-backed mortgages should be expensive


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How reverse mortgages cause financial cancer and emotional pain

Reverse mortgages eat homeowner equity through the power of compound interest working against the borrower, much like the growth of cancer cells.

I’m not a big fan of debt, in case you didn’t notice. I don’t like consumer debt, and I really don’t like reverse mortgages…. – How reverse mortgages cause financial cancer and emotional pain


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High loan costs cause FHA originations to plunge

FHA loan originations are plunging because high borrowing costs turn off potential buyers, and risks of put-backs make lenders reluctant.

The biggest barrier to first-time homebuyers is saving for a down payment. As a result, most first-time homebuyers turn to the FHA because the FHA only … – High loan costs cause FHA originations to plunge


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