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Logan Mohtashami

Benzinga Columnist

October 30, 2014 5:18 PM
Let be honest here. Why are mortgage purchase applications near 21st century lows with rates  near 4% and home ownership rates at a 19 year l ...
October 15, 2014 2:20 PM
With the violent drop of the 10 year note in the past two days (from 2.28 percent to 1.95 percent), traders can expect changes in the mortgage rates o ...
September 18, 2014 1:39 PM
On this date last year I shared a chart with CNBC’s Diana Olick, which indicated how far removed home builders were from economic reality. Tit ...
August 18, 2014 1:00 PM
  Logan Mohtashami, Benzinga Contributor Simply put, the lack of recovery in housing demand is directly related to the a ...
July 08, 2014 1:45 PM
    As the housing selling season winds down with the end of spring and the beginning of the summer months, it is a good time t ...
June 18, 2014 11:22 AM
At the recent Chicago Booth Conference in Los Angeles, Professor Amir Sufi and I had an opportunity to discuss his  excellent ne ...
May 07, 2014 7:33 AM
    There are 5 simple and obvious reasons  why the financial media and housing pundits got it wrong in terms of  ...
April 15, 2014 4:36 PM
Nick Timiraos from the Wall Street Journal   https://twitter.com/NickTimiraos Nick Timiraos ‏@NickTimiraos Zelman existing ...
March 21, 2014 8:56 AM
Today the NAR came out with the Existing home sale numbers and the year over year action looks soft: http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2014/03/ ...
February 24, 2014 10:20 AM
For 2013, one of the main stories in housing was the cool down in existing home sales numbers over the second half of the year, in spite of the rela ...
January 27, 2014 2:25 PM
              Are tight lending standards the go-to fall guy in this economic cycle?  It would ...
December 30, 2013 10:46 AM
2014 Housing Prediction             A tale of 2 halves with lingering questions, characterizes ...
December 03, 2013 4:52 PM
  The use of Eminent Domain to seize mortgages sounds odd? Local governments seizing private investment in order to enhance the economic val ...
October 24, 2013 10:49 AM
Recently we saw that the mortgage purchase application number had its first negative year over year number on the 4 week moving average.   ...

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