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Archive of Harrison Stowe

Harrison Stowe is a writer for NVR Inc., a prime developer of Baltimore new homes. Addressing a range of topics including investing, mortgages, and real estate, Stowe combines finance knowledge with additional experience working with Ryan Homes in the current real estate market.

Harrison has written 57 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Real Estate News & Commentary

Washington, DC Home Sales Continue to Dwindle

by Harrison Stowe April 14, 2014
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While certain high price areas show no sign of slowing down, the DC metropolitan housing market is singing a different tune. We’ve seen many economically healthy cities experience resurgence in home prices, a phenomenon largely motivated by the gradual climb in home sales. This produced a self-motivating effect where homebuyer confidence let to more purchases, […]

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Los Angeles Housing Market Seems to be Slowing

by Harrison Stowe March 31, 2014
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Of all the regional markets in the United States, none have seen the flurry of activity that California has since 2013 began. While still carrying the troublesome status as the ground zero of the pre-recession housing crash, both Silicon Valley and greater Los Angeles have seen rapid home sales and price escalation throughout the past […]

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San Francisco Housing Prices Continue to Inflate

by Harrison Stowe March 17, 2014
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As I’ve noted in prior posts, housing market prices are marked by strong regional disparities. Most of these differences in price are directly tied to the strength of local economies and job markets – high-earning, fiscally stable regions attract a professional class that gradually elevates the price of real state. Or, in some cases, not […]

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Truck Sales Suggest Strong Outlook for Housing Market

by Harrison Stowe March 10, 2014
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As I noted in a prior post, activity in the consumer goods sector is often an indicator of health in the housing market. Major home supply retailers often see a jump in sales during or even before a rise in buyer activity. Scenarios like this can have spillover effects as well, with the increase in […]

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Housing Recovery: Still Marred by Regional Differences

by Harrison Stowe March 3, 2014
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With the housing market appearing to enter a period of slower growth, market observers have started to conclude that we’re slated for a longer-term recovery. There is still some regional unevenness, but for the most part analyst consensus seems to be pointing toward hope for sow but steady growth in the immediate. However; there are […]

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California Housing Market Losing Momentum

by Harrison Stowe February 17, 2014
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As the focal point of the 2007 bubble burst, it was uncomfortable to see California reemerge as the market with the quickest rise in home prices. While the gains in property values were impressive nationwide, markets throughout the northern part of the state and the LA metro region in particular were monumental. Both Los Angeles […]

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Is The Housing Market Still Lagging?

by Harrison Stowe February 10, 2014
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While the housing market paced a sharp recovery in 2013, and there are signs the sector is stabilizing, persistent doubt remains as to its impact on the American economy as a whole. The general consensus among public economists is that the housing market has lagged behind the greater U.S. economy in terms of recovery and […]

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Resale Market Adjusting To Interest Rates

by Harrison Stowe January 27, 2014
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While performance expectations for the housing market were tempered against the potential dampening of interest rates, it looks like these apprehensions may have been overstated. We’re seeing less of a pronounced slowdown and more of a long-term adjustment to price stability, with 2013’s high purchase rates having slowed down to a more manageable pace. As […]

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Much To Fear From Higher Interest Rates?

by Harrison Stowe January 20, 2014
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As we saw throughout the closing of Q3 2013, purchase rates and price gains in the housing sector had slowed notably. This was somewhat of an inevitable development, as the rapid upswing in home closings was spurred in large part by a release of pent-up demand. The housing market began to show signs of enduring […]

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2014 Could Be a Big Year for Real Estate Technology

by Harrison Stowe January 13, 2014
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The management and sale of land is a trade as old as history itself. Like many long-entrenched industries, real estate was slower to adapt to the technology and digital wave of the 2000s. Sellers and realtors were quick to reach customers through online listings and sales networks, but overall there didn’t seem much in the […]

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Predictions for the 2014 Housing Market?

by Harrison Stowe January 6, 2014
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With 2014 having finally come around, we’re poised at the start of what could be another healthy year for the housing market. While many of us were naturally attuned to questions of a slowdown, or dangerous escalation in prices, it seems that the housing market has weathered its recovery with stability for the time being. […]

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Positive Housing Market Outlook for 2014

by Harrison Stowe December 23, 2013
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While the housing rebound was swift with little signs of flagging from August 2012 to August 2013, there were clearly some areas of concerns throughout Q3 of this year. Mortgage rates began to rise after resting at record lows, and purchase rates slowed in some areas. High demand housing markets risked hitting a tipping point […]

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November Jobs Report Bodes Well for Housing Market

by Harrison Stowe December 9, 2013
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The November-retrospective economic reports disclosed during the start of this month were overwhelmingly positive. One of the standout statistics pointed to the unemployment rate as the lowest since 2008, with a recent CNN Money story pointing to the unemployment rate holding at a flat 7%. Economic analysts predicted the United States would add 183,000 net […]

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Housing Recovery Is Helping Consumer Economy

by Harrison Stowe November 25, 2013
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While the housing recovery appears to be cooling somewhat, its economic aftereffects are going strong. New home closings have remained persistently strong throughout Q3 2013 despite the slowdown in bidding and the slight decrease in sales. It stands to reason that the various arms of the consumer economy affiliated with home improvement and building supplies […]

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Housing Supplies Rise as Bidding Decreases

by Harrison Stowe November 18, 2013
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With the close of Q4 approaching, it seems housing market activity has been cooling. As I noted in a prior post, there have been hints the momentum that sparked the housing recovery in late 2012 might be slowing. With certain markets demonstrating a potentially volatile acceleration in property values, this development wouldn’t be entirely healthy. […]

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