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    Small Gain for Custom Home Building at Start of 2018

    Friday May 18th, 2018 12:35:07 PM
    Robert Dietz

    NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates a small gain for custom home building construction starts. There were 31,000 total custom starts for the first quarter of the year. Over the last four quarters, there were 172,000 custom single-family home starts, an increase of approximately 2% over the prior four quarters. Note that… Read More ›

    Townhouse Construction Up 7% Over Last Year

    Thursday May 17th, 2018 12:35:16 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 last four quarters (ending with the first quarter of 2018), townhouse starts totaled 105,000, 7% higher than the prior four quarters. Townhouses, or single-family attached housing, accounted for 21,000 starts during the first quarter… Read More ›

    Single-Family Starts Flat in April

    Wednesday May 16th, 2018 02:23:36 PM
    Robert Dietz

    Total housing starts declined in April due a drop in the volatile multifamily category. Starts decreased 3.7% month-over-month to a 1.29 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. The pace of single-family starts was roughly flat in April, after an upward revision to the March rate (increased from an initial… Read More ›

    Builder Confidence Climbs to 70 in May

    Tuesday May 15th, 2018 02:01:21 PM
    Robert Dietz

    Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in May after a downwardly revised April reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the fourth time the HMI has reached 70 or higher this year. The solid May report shows that builders are buoyed… Read More ›

    Aging in Place on the Rise as a Reason to Remodel

    Tuesday May 15th, 2018 06:03:17 AM
    Paul Emrath

    According to a recent NAHB survey, “desire for better/newer amenities” and “need to repair/replace old components” once again ranked as the top reasons owners remodel their homes.  However, several other reasons to remodel are gaining ground, particularly the desire to be able to age in place. The survey took the form of a special question on NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) instrument for the first quarter of 2018. … Read More ›



    CNN – Real Estate News

    It’s tough to be a homebuyer in Seattle

    Wednesday May 16th, 2018 04:09:13 PM

    Home prices have risen so quickly in Seattle that it’s created an affordability problem. Who’s to blame?

    Are you ready to buy a home?

    Thursday April 26th, 2018 02:34:05 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.

    Home Depot’s sluggish sales may be warning sign for housing

    Tuesday May 15th, 2018 03:01:43 PM

    Home Deport reported sales growth that missed Wall Street’s forecasts. The company specifically cited a ‘slow start’ to spring as a problem. Bad weather did hurt sales. But rising mortgage rates might be a bigger problem going forward.

    Even rising mortgage rates won’t stop homebuyers

    Wednesday April 25th, 2018 05:05:24 PM

    Read full story for latest details.



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