Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Housing update -- Build it and they will come?

Does supply lead demand or the other way round?
Attached is the year over year change in the Case-Shiller home price index and new housing permits.  The year over year rise in 2010 was most likely due to the one time tax credit provided by the Federal Government.  
One may notice it appears new home permits lead the rise and fall of home prices.  Regardless both prices and new home permits are negative on a year over year basis which does not bode well for future employment or home price appreciation. 

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