BY Clare Jim and Joy Leung hong kong: hong kong private home prices posted their first monthly on month rise in six months in January, as sales rebounded in one of the world’s least affordable property markets. Prices rose 0.1 percent from a month ago in January, government data showed, compared with December’s revised 2.3 percent decline.

 · The Bad News – 4% Decline Over Last Year. The bad news is that home prices dropped significantly in the annual category. Prices were down 4 percent in April of this year, when compared to April 2010. This marks the biggest year-over-year decline since November 2009.

Mortgage rates rise for first time in 2019 but are expected to fall from here. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.46% in the January 31 week, Bond yields decline as prices rise.

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 · Existing home sales rose 1.7%, the first increase since March. Year-over-year sales are down 5.1%.

Chen said the biggest obstacle for the U.S. housing market is foreclosures. Moody’s is expecting 3.85 million defaults this year compared to 2.7 million last year, she said. First mortgage.

 · Prices are down 34% from their summer 2006 peak. On an annual basis, prices are down 1.9%, though that’s an improvement over March’s decline.

Nearly eighty years ago, in the midst of the Great Depression, the federal government began implementing. declining consistently for the first time since the 1930s. Almost no one in. defaults and foreclosures once housing prices started to fall.. Freddie Mac, we will also increase the price of FHA mortgage insurance.

Recessions and falling home prices are not really new concepts. Housing prices took a 24 percent nosedive during the Great Depression of 1929. In hindsight, that housing recession was not really a good time to buy real estate in the short term because that particular recession lasted 10 years.

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According to the government sponsored enterprise, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is now projected to average 4.3% this year, falling from last year’s 4.6%. This decline is likely. at the same rate.

This is a great time to be in the house-flipping business. The number of investors who flipped a house in the first nine months. they don’t fall under many of the postcrisis rules written for banks.