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    Existing Sales Fall 3.2 Percent in January

    Thursday February 22nd, 2018 04:09:12 PM
    Stephen Melman

    Existing-home sales decreased 3.2% in January, and the first-time buyer share slipped to 29% from 32% last month. The National Association of Realtors reported that 43% of homes sold last month were on the market less than a month. The January inventory actually increased 4.1%, but is 9.5% below the level a year ago, and has decreased for 32 consecutive… Read More ›

    Apartment and Condominium Market Ends Fourth Quarter on a Positive Note

    Thursday February 22nd, 2018 03:05:44 PM
    Carmel Ford

    The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) gained seven points to 53 in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) (Figure 1). The MPI measures builder and developer sentiment about current conditions in the apartment and condominium market on a scale of 0 to 100. The index and all of its components are scaled so… Read More ›

    Small Gains for Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction

    Thursday February 22nd, 2018 01:33:24 PM
    Robert Dietz

    The number of single-family homes built-for-rent increased during 2017. Over the year, construction starts of this type of housing totalled 36,000 homes, compared to 34,000 for 2016. There were 11,000 starts during the final quarter of 2017. According to data from the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design and NAHB analysis, the market share of single-family homes built-for-rent, as… Read More ›

    Small Gain for Custom Building in 2017

    Wednesday February 21st, 2018 01:35:05 PM
    Robert Dietz

    NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates that with a small gain for the year, 2017 set a post-recession peak for custom home building starts (homes built on an owner’s land, with either the owner or a builder acting as the general contractor). There were 40,000 total custom starts for the final… Read More ›

    Townhouse Construction Expands

    Tuesday February 20th, 2018 01:33:09 PM
    Robert Dietz

    According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction starts continue to post gains. Over the course of 2017, townhouse starts totaled 104,000, 7% higher than 2016. Townhouses, or single-family attached housing, accounted for 29,000 starts during the fourth quarter of 2017, 21% higher than the total during the fourth… Read More ›

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    Home sellers are making huge profits. So why aren’t more people selling?

    Thursday February 8th, 2018 03:49:30 PM

    It’s the most profitable time to sell your home in more than a decade, so why aren’t more home owners listing?

    Why you want Amazon to be your new neighbor

    Wednesday January 24th, 2018 06:09:08 PM

    Amazon has announced a list of 20 cities as potential locations for its second headquarters. The winner is likely to see a significant boost to its real estate market.

    What will your monthly mortgage payment be?

    Monday February 2nd, 2015 03:53:13 PM

    In the market for a new home? Or planning to refinance? Find out what your monthly payment will be.

    3 ways tax reform will hit home values

    Wednesday January 10th, 2018 05:49:28 PM

    The freshly-passed tax code could be a drag on home values.

    Homeowners: Here’s what’s in the tax bill for you

    Sunday December 17th, 2017 05:17:23 PM

    Homeowners would be able to deduct interest on the first $750,000 of a new mortgage under the final tax bill — down from the current $1 million threshold.

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