Len Kiefer

Helping people understand the economy, housing and mortgage markets

Housing

  1. Spotlight on housing affordability

    Friends don't let freinds use dual y axis charts, but this might be an exception

  2. April 2018 Housing Market Update

    The broader economic environment remains favorable for home sales. But without new home construction and increased housing supply, home sales in the U.S. will have a hard time growing from current levels. If incomes grow and mortgage rate increases are gradual, then the housing market should post modest growth this year and next.

  3. February 2018 housing market update

    I'm giving an update on the economy, housing and mortgage market trends. Here are some highlights from my totally awesome slidedeck.

  4. State population growth and house prices

    U.S. states with higher population growth rates have tended to have higher house price appreciation rates. Let's take a look.

  5. Housing construction and employment trends

    The U.S. isn't building enough homes to meet demand. One reason often cited is a lack of labor. How do construction trends compare to construction employment? Let's take a look.

  6. Housing market dataviz: week of November 22, 2017

    Data visualizations of recent housing market trends.

  7. Tour of U.S. metro area house price trends

    Let's take a tour of recent house price trends in the United States. We will build an awesome visualization with R and then export it to PowerPoint. From PowerPoint we will make a sweet video.

  8. Recent trends in U.S. housing markets: 2017Q3 update

    In this post we review of U.S. housing market trends through the third quarter of 2017. We take a close look at state housing markets and present several visualizations of house price trends.

  9. Home sales in expansions and recessions

    housing activity over the cycle

  10. Time to animate with tibbletime