Is Aging In Place Dominating the Housing Market?

Today’s News Synopsis:

Baby Boomers who refuse to sell are adding to housing shortage.  A recent study from Trulia showed those with a greater chance of owning a home and higher ownership rates were those who graduated from college and received advanced degrees.  An entire street in San Francisco was just purchased for $90,000, much to the annoyance of many of its residents.

In The News:

Market Watch – “Fannie and Freddie could need $100 billion bailout in next crisis, stress test finds” (8-8-2017)

“Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could need a taxpayer bailout of as much as $99.6 billion if a severe economic downturn gripped the U.S., their regulator said Monday.” – “Yes, You Can Compete With All-Cash Buyers-Here’s How” (8-8-2017)

“To some of us, all-cash buyers are the scourge of the superhot housing market: They swoop in, supervillain-like, and snatch up the most beloved and valuable properties from under our noses.”

CNBC – “San Francisco street sells for $90K.  Neighbors aren’t happy” (8-8-2017)

“These days, the price of a San Francisco home can easily top a million dollars. But one savvy investor has bought up a whole street in the city’s most exclusive neighborhood for a mere $90,000.”

Forbes – “Will Headwinds In China Keep Investors From Pouring Billions Into U.S. Real Estate?” (8-8-2017)

“China is one of the largest foreign investors in U.S. commercial real estate, having poured about $12.5B into U.S. property markets in 2016.  But headwinds in the country — from the depreciation of its currency to the government’s recent crackdown on capital leaving the country — have some industry professionals questioning China’s future position as a global power buyer.”

Bloomberg – “New Study Says Aging Populations Will Drive Higher Interest Rates” (8-8-2017)

“Aging populations in China and Europe are poised to transform the global economy by sparking a jump in interest rates that may set the stage for a showdown between the old and the young.”

The Orange County Register – “Stayin school!  Southern California homeownership rises with educational success” (8-8-2017)

“Education buys housing.  A new study from online real estate tracker Trulia shows a direct link between a person’s educational achievement and their ability to own their own home, both in Southern California and nationally.”

Bloomberg – “Baby Boomers Who Won’t Sell Are Dominating the Housing Market” (8-8-2017)

“Older Americans own half of houses, squeezing out youngsters.”

HousingWire – “CFPB gives first glimpse into HMDA portal” (8-8-2017)

“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shed a little more light on what compliance with its controversial 2015 updates to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rule looks like in a training session last week.”


Bruce Norris will be presenting his latest talk 10 Life-Changing Days of a Real Estate Investor with InvestClub for Women on Wednesday, August 16.

Bruce Norris will be presenting his latest talk 10 Life-Changing Days of a Real Estate Investor with SJREI on Thursday, September 14.

Bruce Norris will be presenting Cashing In On A Boom up in San Jose on Saturday, September 16.


Looking Back:

Consumer confidence in Canada increased to 59.9 with the increase in consumer optimism over the economy and housing market.  A new MERS fee was upheld by the Connecticut Supreme Court that could prevent future lawsuits against the system.  Real estate investors were continually wondering which market would start to see a slowdown in the housing market, many keeping their eyes on Seattle.


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