We’ve been talking about the reversal in liquidity that’s popped some bubbles in stocks and crypto over the past few months (growth in M2 has dropped from 27% in February to 18% year-on-year as of April), but one place that’s still rip-roaring is the housing market.  

In fact, home prices are accelerating, as the Case-Shiller release showed yesterday. Year-on-year gains rose to 13.3% in March, from 12% in February. Still, that’s a composite of 20 big cities. You might expect the broader FHFA national index to show more modest gains, but nope. That index showed prices up nearly 14% in March!  

I asked the CEO of Realogy about this the other day–are we back to the bad old days of the early ’00s housing bubble? No, he said. This one isn’t driven by psychology (hey, buy a house, make a ton of money! Home prices never go down!) so much as real, consumer demand. All the millennials are buying houses all at once. Now that prices are…

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