Today’s Originations linkfest. A few good catch up reads. Kicking off with Trulia chief economist Jed Kolko’s report on home prices and rents released last week. His monthly update is different from most of the other widely followed reports in that he uses asking prices rather than closed prices. This makes his report a leading rather than a lagging indicator. Also one of my favorite pieces this week was Jonathan Miller’s piece about tight credit driving up prices.
– Asking Home Prices Set New Records While Rents Ease (Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist)
– Tight Credit Is Causing Housing Prices To Rise (appraiser & analyst Jonathan Miller, Matrix)
– House Price Rebound Cruising For A Fall (Stephen Foley, FT)
– Will Student Loan Debt Keep People From Buying Homes? (Chris Herbert, Harvard)