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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 »

Mortgage Rates Dip Again in U.S.

Mortgage Rates Dip Again in U.S.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate dropped for the second consecutive week in April 2018. 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 April 16, 2018 8:05 AM ET

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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.

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 Zillow, the total value of all homes in the United States in early January 2018 is now $31.8 trillion after gaining $2 trillion in 2017. The cumulative value of the U.S. housing market grew at its fastest annual pace.

San Francisco, which has been the nation's least affordable housing market for nearly five years, was supplanted by Los Angeles in the third quarter of 2017.

According to the National Association of Realtors, severely lacking housing inventory levels across the country pinched sales growth and kept home prices rising at a steady clip in nearly all metro areas in the third quarter of 2017.

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 CBRE, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles are the world's largest commercial real estate investment markets, with the global stock of investable commercial real estate assets standing at $27.5 trillion.

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, the average U.S. mortgage rate remaining largely unchanged from last week's year-to-date low.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. pulled back in July 2017 as large declines in the Northeast and Midwest outweighed sales increases in the South and West.

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.

The headstrong supply and demand imbalances in much of the United States slightly tempered the pace of sales and caused home prices to maintain their robust growth in the second quarter of 2017.

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.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate dropped in mid-July, after two straight weeks of increases.


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