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Housing boom in hardest-hit markets slows

The Causes of a Housing Market Bubble. In the absence of a natural disaster that might decrease the supply of housing, prices rise because demand trends outpace current supply trends. Just as important is that the supply of housing is slow to react to increases in demand because it takes a long time to build a house,

The housing boom that swept through some of the hardest-hit markets is projected to dwindle, as investor demand fades and home listings rise.

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There has been no housing boom in the current cycle, so the risk of a housing bust is rather small. The drag on the economy, at a few tenths of a per cent, is in fact much less than the drag from.

Maybe not, if the global housing market slows. It’s a shame, though, because Norbord is looking pretty good right now in terms of both market fundamentals and dividends. At any other time, this.

Mapping by the Arizona Daily Star shows that two school districts – Tucson Unified and Amphitheater Unified – have been hardest hit by evictions. Those evictions are a reflection of Tucson’s housing.

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Not in housing. Sales slow in key tract of U.S. economy. Or maybe, just maybe, most of the pent-up demand for new housing has been met and the market is finally running out of steam after seven years. "Like the economy, the housing market is pressing up against late-cycle limits," Guatieri said.

The housing boom is over – and the RBA isn’t busting to raise rates Greg Jericho With slowing house price growth, high debt levels and weak wages growth, the bank’s in no rush

A boom (and bust) cycle. the dot-com collapse will lead to similar declines this time around in the hardest hit markets, and prices in Silicon Valley already are showing signs of cracking.