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Dwight Johnston, Vice President and Chief Economist for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

HOUSING: NOT TOO HOT, NOT TOO COLD
updated 10/25/13 11:45 AM
Stable Market in Sight
The housing markets in California and Nevada have been raging for more than a year. Prices and sales languished for almost three years after the economic recovery began and the confidence factor kept buyers at bay.

But that changed last year when big investment money started flowing into housing. Several multi-billion dollar and slightly smaller funds sprang up out of nowhere.

The tidal wave of money from Wall Street became caused something to snap on the part of would-be homebuyers. Not only did buyers find a reason to be confident that home prices have bottomed, they finally discovered the power of low mortgage rates.

However, homebuyers found a competitive market instead of a market awash with homes begging for purchasers. The abundant supply of homes had vanished. The market went from ice cold to boiling hot in a matter of a few short months.

Click here to continue reading the latest Economic Perspective column on Page 10 within the October/November edition of Credit Union Digest!

 
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LEAGUE ADVOCACY BLOG GAINS TRACTION updated 09/12/14 04:13 PM
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The new Advocacy Blog launched by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues in August is gaining steam as more credit union advocacy professionals and others in the industry continue signing up to receive e-mail alerts on important state and federal updates.

FOCUSED ON 'ONE TO ONE' RELATIONSHIP updated 09/12/14 02:01 PM
Printing Industries CU
Susan Conjurski’s biggest hurdle is making sure her credit union keeps a competitive edge with larger financial institutions—a task that’s “quite a challenge,” she says.

PENALTY POLICY: SMALL VS LARGE CUs updated 09/11/14 06:50 AM
Federal Reserve’s Impact
The Federal Reserve’s ultra-low interest rate policy created the desired impact when it was instituted in 2008. Short-term funding costs plunged for financial institutions, allowing them to cheaply fund higher-yielding assets and restore capital.