Home Price Index Shows Six Month Drop

By Mike Colpitts Home prices dropped for six straight months in the U.S., declining by 5.7% on average in January compared to a year earlier, despite the federal governments home buyer tax credit, according to Core Logic. The real estate research firm gathers mortgage data for the lending industry. The drop represented a 1% higher loss in average home values from 2009 levels. The rate was narrowly similar to the Housing Predictor average … [Read more...]

2011 Oregon Housing Market

An over-supply of homes and other residential properties are creating doubts among home buyers accompanied by a weak economy in Oregon, sending home values lower and into what appears to be the initial steps of a double-dip in housing. Growing unemployment in manufacturing, professional services and finance are hurting the economy. A Brookings Institution study found that Portland is one of the hardest hit cities. The study based its … [Read more...]

2010 Oregon Housing Market

As one of the hardest hit states in the country in terms of foreclosures, Oregon will receive $88-million to aid homeowners in the foreclosure crisis. However, slow federal government efforts to help troubled homeowners caught in the crisis will do little to help tens of thousands already losing their homes to bankers. High unemployment, a recessionary economy and an abundance of homes and condos listed for sale in Oregon are hurting its … [Read more...]