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    Fed Adopts A More Dovish Stance

    Thursday March 21st, 2019 02:21:35 AM
    Robert Dietz

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Fed’s monetary policymaking body, held the federal funds rate steady at a top rate of 2.5% at the conclusion of its March meeting. This was no surprise for financial markets, as this approach had been telegraphed by the Fed in January. However, the Fed communicated two other elements that indicate that the central… Read More ›

    Gypsum Prices Down 10% Since 2018 Peak

    Wednesday March 20th, 2019 03:19:45 PM
    David Logan

    The downward trend in prices paid for gypsum products continued in February, as prices declined 5.1% (seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prices paid for gypsum products have fallen 8.6% and 9.8% since the start of 2019 and August 2018, respectively. The trend is notable as prices have fallen… Read More ›

    Colors and Finishes for Kitchen Appliances, Cabinets, and Countertops

    Wednesday March 20th, 2019 02:15:10 PM
    Carmel Ford

    Last week’s post on NAHB’s recently released report, What Home Buyers Really Want, highlighted the most wanted kitchen features. This post provides more detail on the colors and finishes home buyers want for their kitchen appliances, cabinets, and countertops. The report is based on a nationally representative survey asking home buyers (people who bought homes in the previous three years… Read More ›

    Updated Snapshot of Local HBA Economics and Housing Statistics

    Tuesday March 19th, 2019 01:36:11 PM
    Na Zhao

    NAHB recently updated the online tool that provides economic and housing market statistics for all local Home Builder Associations (HBAs). It covers twelve key economic and demographic statistics at three different levels, which allows local HBAs to easily compare local housing markets to other associations, state and/or national figures. Note that this unique data is organized according to HBA jurisdictional… Read More ›

    Top Challenges for Builders: Materials in 2018, Labor in 2019

    Monday March 18th, 2019 02:30:04 PM
    Ashok Chaluvadi

    Building material prices topped the list of problems builders faced in 2018, but cost and availability of labor is expected to return to the number one spot in 2019, according to special questions on the January survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The survey results showed that material prices were a significant issue for 87% of builders last… Read More ›



    CNN – Real Estate News

    Should I get a fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage?

    Wednesday August 8th, 2018 02:19:25 PM

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    Toll Brothers’ record shows the housing boom has no end in sight

    Tuesday August 21st, 2018 04:35:35 PM

    Read full story for latest details.

    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.

    Looking for a home in Berlin or Budapest? Prepare to pay more

    Tuesday July 17th, 2018 11:28:00 AM

    Europe took 11 of the top 20 spots on a ranking of cities with the largest price increases in the first quarter, according to global property agency Knight Frank.

    Zillow buys a mortgage lender and the stock tanks

    Tuesday August 7th, 2018 04:55:43 PM

    Read full story for latest details.



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