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    Interest Rates on Construction Loans Showed Rising Trend in 2018

    Monday February 18th, 2019 02:19:55 PM
    Paul Emrath

    Interest rates on loans for residential acquisition, development, and construction (AD&C) generally increased throughout 2018, according to results from NAHB’s fourth quarter AD&C survey.  For the fourth quarter, builders and developers responding to the survey reported a median interest rate that varied from 5.75% on loans for pre-sold single-family construction, to 5.88% on loans for land development, to 6.00% on loans… Read More ›

    Serious Delinquency Rate Continues its Decline

    Friday February 15th, 2019 05:46:46 PM
    Litic Murali

    The most recent results of the National Delinquency Survey produced by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) show that, as of the 4th quarter of 2018, mortgage servicers serviced 29.9 million non-government-insured mortgages, also known as conventional mortgages. Beginning with the first quarter of 2017, the MBA had discontinued its long-held classification of conventional loans into the prime and subprime categories,… Read More ›

    What Do Vacancy Rates Tell Us about the Shortage of Housing?

    Friday February 15th, 2019 01:45:40 PM
    Natalia Siniavskaia

    Vacancy rates are one of the key statistics NAHB Economics tracks to judge the health and direction of the housing market. The currently low homeowner and rental vacancy rates are typically interpreted as a sign of tight housing markets, with lower vacancy rates signaling a greater housing shortage. NAHB’s analysis of the latest 2017 ACS vacancy data highlights the metropolitan… Read More ›

    Gypsum, OSB, and Softwood Lumber Prices Decline in January

    Thursday February 14th, 2019 07:54:03 PM
    David Logan

    Overall, the price of goods used in residential construction declined 0.5% in January (not seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In contrast to December–when prices paid for building materials (except OSB) changed little–prices fell by an average of 2.9% in January. Prices paid for inputs to residential construction (goods)… Read More ›

    Housing Affordability Holds Steady at a 10-Year Low in the Fourth Quarter

    Thursday February 14th, 2019 03:00:48 PM
    Rose Quint

    A modest increase in interest rates offset a slight decline in home prices to keep housing affordability essentially level in the fourth quarter of 2018 and still hovering at a 10-year low, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 56.6 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of… 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

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    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

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