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Sales-to-Inventory and House Prices Update

This blog updates Proprate’s charts titled Sales-to-Inventory and House Prices and extends the prior blog with the regional sales to inventory.  Chart.1 below illustrates the correlation of UK RICS sales-to-inventory ratio (SIR)  with that of house price inflation. Since our … Continue reading

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US House Price Decline-Federal Housing Finance Agency’s House Price Index

Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) seasonally adjusted purchase-only house price index (monthly) was down 0.3% in March.  The FHFA quarterly index was also 2.5% lower in Q1 2011 when compared to Q4 2010.  The index is down 19.8% from the … Continue reading

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SALES-TO-INVENTORY AND HOUSE PRICES

The PropRate blog has looked at demand side of property market. In prior posts, we have analyzed the impact of interest rates, GDP, earnings, affordability employment and mortgage approvals, on the property market. This post will review the supply side, … Continue reading

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AFFORDABILITY AND THE FIRST-TIME-BUYER

In the last post, we compared affordability in most recent 2 cycles. The post reviewed 2 different measures of affordability: mortgage repayments to income and house price to earnings ratio. Most interesting difference between the cycles is the pace of … Continue reading

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Is Temporary Employment Supportive to House Prices?

The last post reviewed the relationship between employment and house prices. It was highlighted that the current recovery in employment levels is dominated by a surge  in temporary and part time workers. This post will assess the relationship between temporary … Continue reading

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Inflation and House Prices contd.

The last post focused on the relationship between inflation and interest rates. This post shall review the relationship between inflation and house prices. Also a brief analysis of volatility in both house prices and goods and services inflation will be … Continue reading

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