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U.S. Remodeling Index Dips in Early 2018

U.S. Remodeling Index Dips in Early 2018

The National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the first quarter of 2018, down three points from the previous quarter and back to the same level as the third quarter of 2017. Read More »


U.S. Mortgage Bankers Closed Record $530 Billion in Commercial, Multifamily Loans in 2017

U.S. Mortgage Bankers Closed Record $530 Billion in Commercial, Multifamily Loans in 2017

U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $530.1 billion of loans in 2017. Read More »

Record 64 Million Americans Now Live in Multigenerational Households

Record 64 Million Americans Now Live in Multigenerational Households

Over 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households, which is based on a report by the Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. Read More »

U.S. Homes Hourly Appreciation Rate Higher Than Hourly Minimum Wage in Half the Country

U.S. Homes Hourly Appreciation Rate Higher Than Hourly Minimum Wage in Half the Country

According to Zillow, U.S. home values have been appreciating more per working hour than local minimum wage pays in about half of the nation's 50 largest cities. Read More »


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The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces. Read More »

Last Updated April 20, 2018 8:03 AM ET

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Based on new construction employment analysis from the National Association of Home Builders, over 9.8 million people worked in the U.S. construction industry in 2016, and more than 3.8 million of them worked in residential construction.

Aa decline in multifamily starts pushed overall housing production down 7.0 percent in February 2018 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. dropped after nine consecutive weeks of increases in late March 2018.

First-time buyers in the U.S. looking for an affordable home may have the best luck in Florida.

Median home prices in U.S. zip codes in the highest 20 percent for environmental hazard risk appreciated at a faster pace than the overall U.S housing market over the past year.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 16, 2018, mortgage applications in the U.S. decreased 6.6 percent from one week earlier.

Existing-home sales in the U.S. slumped for the second consecutive month in January 2018, and experienced their largest decline on an annual basis in over three years. All major regions saw monthly and annual sales declines last month.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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