Eisman, famed for shorting subprime, explains why he’s betting against Zillow

Steve Eisman, the Neuberger Berman portfolio manager who famously profited during the 2008 collapse of the subprime mortgage market, criticized Zillow’s business model in a CNBC interview. Eisman disclosed he’s shorting the stock, which means he makes money if the share price declines. “Zillow has one of the most flawed business models I’ve seen in a very, very long time,” Eisman said.

July’s sluggish home price growth highlights tension between the nation’s buyers and sellers

The average American home listing price rose 5.5% to $315,000 in July, according to Realtor.com’s Housing Trend Report. Although this rate is only 0.2% down from June, it’s a significant decrease from the 8.7% growth during the same time period in 2018. George Ratiu, realtor.com’s senior economist said July’s data highlights tension between buyers eager to take advantage of lower mortgage rates and potential sellers concerned about slowing price growth.

Goldman Sachs: No deal in U.S.-China trade war before 2020 election

“Tariffs are a great negotiating tool,” President Donald Trump tweeted last month, one of dozens of times he has extolled the power of levies to get the trade deals he wants. Goldman Sachs issued a note to clients on Sunday saying that tariff strategy isn’t going to work with China, the world’s second-largest economy. “We no longer expect a trade deal before the 2020 election,” Goldman economists said.

Half of homebuyers with kids base purchase on school district

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions a person can make during their lifetime. After all, where you live determines many factors about your life, including where you work, worship or even send your children to school. As back to school season approaches, a report from the National Association of Realtors highlights the different purchasing and selling habits of Americans, revealing that a significant share root their home purchasing decisions in school district quality.