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    Builder Confidence Remains Firm in August

    Wednesday August 15th, 2018 02:02:24 PM
    Robert Dietz

    Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builders continue to report strong demand for new housing, fueled by steady job and income growth along with rising household formations. However, they are increasingly focused on growing affordability… Read More ›

    Most Buyers Actively Searching for a Home Have Been Looking for 3+ Months

    Tuesday August 14th, 2018 02:15:57 PM
    Rose Quint

    The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results are based on national polls conducted by Morning Consult, but are not seasonally adjusted due to the short time horizon of the series, and therefore caution is advised… Read More ›

    FHA-Backed Loans Accounted For The Majority Of All Non-Conventional Financing In 2017

    Monday August 13th, 2018 01:00:21 PM
    Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington

    NAHB analysis of the 2017 Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that, nationwide, the share of non-conventional financing in 2017 accounted for less than a third of the market, at 30.8%. The reliance on non-conventional forms of financing varied across the United States, with its share at 35.4% in the South Atlantic and West South Central divisions but… Read More ›

    Half of US Homes Built before 1980

    Friday August 10th, 2018 01:00:59 PM
    Na Zhao

    The median age of owner-occupied homes is 37 years, according to the latest data from the 2016 American Community Survey. Compared to a median age of 31 years in 2005, the U.S. owner-occupied housing stock is aging gradually. This aging trend is primarily because of modest gains in residential construction over the past decade. This aging housing stock signals a… Read More ›

    Price Index of Goods Used in Residential Construction Holds Steady

    Thursday August 9th, 2018 08:55:56 PM
    David Logan

    The prices of residential construction materials were unchanged in July, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increases in prices paid for OSB (+7.0%, not seasonally adjusted) and gypsum products (+2.0%, seasonally adjusted) were offset by declines in softwood lumber (-2.5%, NSA) and ready-mix concrete (-1.5%, SA). July marked the first time… Read More ›

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

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

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    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.

    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.

    Zillow buys a mortgage lender and the stock tanks

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

    Real estate information site Zillow is no longer content to just be the place you go to in order to see what your house is worth. The company just bought a mortgage bank. But Wall Street is nervous about the move into home loans.

    Is Manhattan’s rental market finally cooling off?

    Wednesday June 20th, 2018 03:52:42 PM

    Rent prices in Manhattan are slowing down and landlords are offering concessions as inventory on the island grows.

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