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    Consumer Credit (from both Traditional and Non-traditional Sources) Expands
    Friday October 9th, 2015 01:30:30 PM Michael Neal
    The Federal Reserve Board recently reported that consumer credit outstanding rose by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.6%, $192.2 billion, in August 2015, slower than the 6.6% rate of growth recorded in July and the 9.6% growth rate in June. Consumer credit outstanding is now at $3.470 trillion. The expansion of total consumer credit outstanding partly reflected an increase in... Read More ›

    Federal Open Market Committee September Meeting – October Surprise
    Thursday October 8th, 2015 09:32:01 PM Robert Denk
    The minutes from the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy setting committee, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), September meeting provide a more detailed view of the committee’s concerns and deliberations regarding global economic and financial developments, and the decision to wait before beginning the process of raising interest rates. Concerns focused on the impact that a global economic slowdown, notably China,... Read More ›

    Membership and Housing Starts
    Wednesday October 7th, 2015 05:55:55 PM David Crowe
    Home building is coming back even if it is a slow return. The collapse was severe; likely equal to the 1930s if we had the same detailed data then that we do now. Both single-family and multifamily construction dropped rapidly during the period 2006 to 2009 but multifamily rebounded quicker and stronger and by 2014 outperform any recent year. Single-family... Read More ›

    System-Built Single-Family Homes in 2014
    Wednesday October 7th, 2015 01:00:15 PM Na Zhao
    Building systems (for example, modular or panelized systems) are an alternative to conventional stick-built construction. According to the manufacturers, building systems offer several advantages. Manufacturing in a controlled factory environment can minimize waste and labor and lead to cost saving. Construction time is generally reduced. The on-going cost of owning system-built homes can also be smaller, as these structures are... Read More ›

    How New Homebuyers Finance Their Homes Across the Nation
    Tuesday October 6th, 2015 12:32:29 PM Natalia Siniavskaia
    NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that non-conventional forms of financing new single-family home purchases remained elevated in 2014, but their use and mix varied widely across the country. In the West North Central division, only 21 percent of new homes started in 2014 were purchased using non-conventional financing methods. The share was twice... Read More ›

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    Where Millennials are buying homes
    Friday October 9th, 2015 02:53:00 PM
    Here are the top 10 markets where Millennials represented large shares of mortgages, according to

    Black wealth not protected by homeownership
    Thursday October 8th, 2015 06:39:26 PM
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    How the mortgage process just changed
    Monday October 5th, 2015 08:15:24 PM
    Two new forms aim to make the home loan process a lot more transparent. Here's your guide on what buyers need to know.

    This is how much you need to buy a home in Manhattan
    Thursday October 1st, 2015 03:45:19 PM
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    Bank to pay $33 million for discriminatory mortgage lending
    Thursday September 24th, 2015 10:19:04 PM
    A New Jersey-based bank is offering $25 million in subsidies for alleged racial discrimination with its mortgage lending practices in four states.

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