Category Archives: Macro Trends and Analysis

Here Is Why 5% Mortgage Rates Are A Long Ways Out

The direction of mortgage interest rates drive the housing market. We’ve been spoiled with ultra-low rates the last few years with many experts predicating  2014 was going to be the year of 5% rates, they were wrong. Here’s why we’re not going to be seeing 5% mortgage rates anytime soon. Ability To Procure Credit Reality […]

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“Zestimates”, a triumph of analysis or complete horseshit?

  The Added Value Zillow brings over sites such as Redfin, Realtor.com or Trulia  is the precise estimate of value they call a “Zestimate”. That “Zestimate” is either a triumph of mathematical analysis or complete and utter horseshit. If you look a little below the “Zestimate” you will see something they call a “Value Range” […]