Wages and Housing Prices

7/14/2017 | Casey Fleming | How do housing prices and wages correlate?  Logic would dictate that as wages rise home prices would rise, and vice-versa.  Wages are not the only factor affecting housing prices, however.  Household savings, household debt, interest rates and available inventory all have a serious impact on prices. Nevertheless, comparing wages to housing...

How Supply and Demand Affects Real Estate

7/13/2017 | Casey Fleming | For as long as I’ve been in the real estate finance industry (and that’s a long time) friends and family have asked me about real estate values – Are they going up?  Are they going down?  Are we nearing the peak?  Are we close to the bottom?  Over time the...

Opinion: How J.P. Morgan and Barclays mistakes inflated the housing bubble

If you’ve read my blog very long you know I have strong opinions about how the housing bubble came about.  Of course there are many different opinions about this.  Marketwatch published an interesting opinion piece this morning that highlights a recent study done by a finance professor from Texas.  The findings confirm what I’ve been...