This guy gets quoted in the media a lot because he is the only bear left – read his full report here:

http://mhanson.com/archives/1467

In summary, the past two-years of massive Fed, Gov’t, and bank intrusion into the housing market went way too far. Houses are mis-allocated, there is no shortage of houses “in which to live”, and in ALL the popular “mega-recovery” regions are at least 50% expensive on a monthly payment basis than they were at the peak of the housing bubble in 2006.

And all it will take is the wave of “cash-money” buyers ‘easing off” a bit; “some” of the organic first-time and repeat buyer cohort stepping away due to the sudden lack of “affordability”; and/or a wave of supply from “panic sellers” hitting the market to send sales volume and prices down sharply, over a very short period of time. And I think the rate “surge” catalyst has caused all three to occur at the same time.

Note that he is just guessing that the market will dive due to demand being pulled forward.

Granted, the Y-O-Y comparisons should start looking grim in the coming months, when measured against the boisterous gains we’ve had on the run up.  But there are plenty of buyers – it will just be a question of whether they will be willing to pay the same (or more) than those who got the lower rates.

The UNDER-$1,200,000 Market:

Date
NSDCC Active Listings
Avg. LP/sf
DOM
Avg SF
April 29
201
$384/sf
36
2,599sf
May 5
195
$381/sf
36
2,633sf
May 9
207
$387/sf
35
2,624sf
May 18
241
$397/sf
33
2,566sf
May 23
236
$397/sf
34
2,529sf
May 30
230
$391/sf
35
2,591sf
June 5
229
$393/sf
35
2,577sf
June 11
239
$390/sf
34
2,569sf
June 17
246
$389/sf
36
2,577sf
June 24
255
$397/sf
36
2,535sf
July 1
244
$401/sf
38
2,526sf
July 8
256
$398/sf
38
2,530sf
July 15
269
$403/sf
38
2,486sf
July 22
258
$401/sf
39
2,442sf
July 29
262
$386/sf
39
2,493sf
Aug 5
287
$393/sf
38
2,495sf
Aug 12
300
$391/sf
40
2,521sf
Aug 19
304
$395/sf
41
2,491sf
Aug 26
308
$392/sf
41
2,469sf
Sep 2
304
$395/sf
41
2,453sf
Sep 9
303
$402/sf
40
2,453sf

The OVER-$1,200,000 Market:

Date
NSDCC Active Listings
Avg. LP/sf
DOM
Avg SF
April 29
620
$806/sf
94
5,183sf
May 5
606
$806/sf
93
5,223sf
May 9
628
$808/sf
93
5,150sf
May 18
653
$807/sf
92
5,161sf
May 23
661
$814/sf
92
5,141sf
May 30
659
$805/sf
95
5,222sf
June 5
663
$794/sf
96
5,185sf
June 11
672
$779/sf
96
5,163sf
June 17
661
$787/sf
99
5,164sf
June 24
679
$791/sf
98
5,097sf
July 1
705
$785/sf
94
5,084sf
July 8
702
$779/sf
95
5,100sf
July 15
736
$776/sf
94
5,038sf
July 22
748
$782/sf
96
5,043sf
July 29
736
$782/sf
100
5,057sf
Aug 5
754
$765/sf
100
5,024sf
Aug 12
750
$767/sf
102
5,032sf
Aug 19
742
$769/sf
104
5,009sf
Aug 26
740
$781/sf
106
4,962sf
Sep 2
736
$773/sf
107
4,928sf
Sep 9
724
$781/sf
108
5,006sf

These are probably the numbers we’ll be seeing for the next 1-2 months:

Weekly NSDCC New Listings and New Pendings

Week
New Listings
New Pendings
May 30
70
84
June 5
87
64
June 11
77
69
June 17
73
66
June 24
100
69
July 1
86
64
July 8
81
53
July 15
106
54
July 22
105
89
July 29
71
74
Aug 5
105
64
Aug 12
77
61
Aug 19
88
73
Aug 26
87
77
Sep 2
76
55
Sep 9
85
58
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