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Are Housing Markets Still Clearing Out the Trash of the Last Bust?

• https://www.lewrockwell.com Douglas French

"Teamed with a resilient job market, low mortgage rates have helped boost home buyer demand," Matthew Speakman, an economist at real estate data provider Zillow, told CNBC. "An extreme shortage of for-sale listings, particularly at lower price points, remains a concern and may ultimately result in a sharper re-acceleration in home prices than expected."

So everything is okeydokey in housing-land. Well, here in the Sunbelt, the housing price rebound looks to have topped, and it could be rolling over like it did in, say, 2006. WolfeStreet.com gives us the pictures.

In Phoenix:

House prices in the Phoenix metro rose 0.5% in October from September and were up 5.8% from October last year, the fastest year-over-year growth among the metros. And it's closing in on the craziness of 2006. House prices have nearly doubled in the eight years since September 2011:


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