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Mortgage Rates Jump Again in U.S.

Mortgage Rates Jump Again in U.S.

Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing the 30-year fixed mortgage rate hitting its highest mark since December 2016. The U.S. weekly average 30-year fixed mortgage rate rocketed up 10 basis points to 4.32 percent this week. Read More »


55+ Housing Market Ends 2017 on Record High in U.S.

55+ Housing Market Ends 2017 on Record High in U.S.

U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008. Read More »

Home Remodeling Index in U.S. Hits Near Record High in Q4

Home Remodeling Index in U.S. Hits Near Record High in Q4

The National Association of Home Builders reported this past week their NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 the reading has reached 60. Read More »

U.S. Housing Starts Slide 8 Percent in December

U.S. Housing Starts Slide 8 Percent in December

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, nationwide housing starts fell 8.2 percent in December 2017 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units after an upwardly revised November 2017 reading. Read More »


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Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Huntsman Springs is golf and club community developed by Jon Huntsman, Sr. A place of serenity and beauty in the hitherto undeveloped Teton Valley of Western Idaho. Read More »

Last Updated February 12, 2018 8:01 AM ET

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According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average mortgage rate in the U.S. continued to inch higher at the end of 2017.

Despite steady job creation, record stock market gains and faster economic growth in recent months, new consumer findings surprisingly show that a smaller share of households believe that now is a good time to buy or sell a home.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate inched lower in the U.S> in late November 2017. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell two basis points to 3.9 percent in this week's survey.

pending U.S. home sales rebounded strongly in October 2017 following three straight months of diminishing activity, but still continued their recent slide of falling behind year ago levels. All major regions except for the West saw an increase in contract signings last month.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate slightly dipped across the board. 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.90 percent with an average 0.4 point for the week ending November 9, 2017.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 3, 2017, U.S. mortgage applications remained unchanged from one week earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate hit their highest marks since July 2017. The 10-year Treasury yield surged this week, jumping 12 basis points.

Nearly 1.4 million (1,367,793) U.S. residential properties (1 to 4 units) were vacant as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 -- representing 1.58 percent of all U.S. residential properties.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, U.S. multifamily lending was up 8 percent year over year in 2016, with nearly three thousand different multifamily lenders providing a total of $269.2 billion in new mortgages for apartment buildings with five or more units.

The National Association of Home Builders is reporting this week that their Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the third quarter of 2017, up two points from the previous quarter.

According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October 2017. This was the highest reading since May 2017.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate unchanged from the previous week in late September 2017.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 8, 2017, U.S. mortgage applications increased 9.9 percent from one week earlier. This week's results included an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 25, 2017, US mortgage applications decreased 2.3 percent from one week earlier.

According to Zillow, nearly one in 20 residential ZIP codes in the U.S. meets the definition of a $1 Million Neighborhood, meaning at least 10 percent of the homes there are worth seven figures or more.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, nationwide housing starts fell 4.8 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units.

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released this week, rising U.S. home prices offset a quarter-point drop in mortgage interest rates to move housing affordability slightly lower in the second quarter of 2017.

According to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index, nearly 300 U.S. housing markets posted an increase in economic and housing activity.


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