According to the National Association of Realtors, pending US home sales rose 44.3% MoM in May.
The looks like a big V-shaped recovery to me.
Although YoY pending home sales declined -10.4%, it is a massive improvement over April’s -34.6% YoY reading.
Consumer sentiment looks similar to pending home sales YoY.
Could this be households escaping big cities? Just in time of the start of fall classes!
The GSEs (Government Sponsored Enterprises) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have seeming forgotten the financial crisis.
Fannie Mae, for example, now has the highest average combined loan-to-value (CLTV) ratio in history. Even higher than during the financial crisis.
How about borrower debt-to-income (DTI) ratio? Fannie Mae’s average DTI is the highest its been since Q4 2008.
At least the average FICO scores remains above financial crisis levels.
Well its another fine mess that lenders, GSEs and their regulators have gotten us into.