Talking Points …

  • National housing growth achieved 0.6-percent growth quarter-over-quarter, according to Clear Capital, thereby indicating that housing continued a strong expansion period this year.
  • Regionally, the West set the pace for housing growth, with a busy season contributing to 0.3-percent rise since April that brought growth figures to 1.2 percent, up from 0.9 percent.
  • “Real estate market headlines have repeatedly documented the strong, potentially bubble-like recovery of the West over the past couple years, and this continued trend of performance doesn’t appear to be going away just yet,” Alex Villacorta, vice president of research with Clear Capital, said in a statement.