ROSENBERG: It Looks Like Demand For US Housing Is Cooling Off

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Declining inventory and healthy investor demand has helped drive up home prices. And economists have got increasingly bullish about the housing market.

But Gluskin Sheff's David Rosenberg says he's seeing signs that housing demand has cooled.

First, "bank-wide real estate credit has turned down again".

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Second, Rosenberg points out mortgage applications fell 1.3 percent in the week ending April 5th, and have "stagnated over the past six months". The year-over-year mortgage applications rate which was at 16 percent pace in January has tumbled to 3 percent.

This along with rising foreclosure starts, and lackluster job growth does raise some questions about the recovery.



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