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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 »


 Multifamily Market Trajectory in U.S. to Continue in 2018

Multifamily Market Trajectory in U.S. to Continue in 2018

According to a new report by Freddie Mac, the U.S. multifamily market will see continued strength in 2018, largely mirroring last year's performance. Read More »

 New Housing Starts Rise in U.S., Parallels Builder Confidence Uptick

New Housing Starts Rise in U.S., Parallels Builder Confidence Uptick

This month's reading is a post-recession high, nationwide housing starts in the U.S. rose 3.3 percent in November 2017 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.297 million units after a downwardly revised October 2017 reading. Read More »

Mortgage Delinquency Rates in U.S. Lowest in Over a Decade

Mortgage Delinquency Rates in U.S. Lowest in Over a Decade

Nationally, 5 percent of U.S. mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due including those in foreclosure) in September 2017. 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 2, 2018 3:39 PM ET

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The National Association of Home Builders is reporting this week that their latest Multifamily Production Index dropped 10 points to 46 in the third quarter of 2017. This is the lowest reading since the second quarter of 2011.

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 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.

U.S. sales of newly built, single-family homes in August 2017 fell 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000 units from an upwardly revised July 2017 reading.

Preliminary property loss estimates in Florida from Hurricane Irma, total insured and uninsured loss for both residential and commercial properties, including damage from both flood and wind, is estimated to be between $42.5 billion and $65 billion.

According to a new report from CBRE, the aging U.S. population, pressure for healthcare providers to cut costs and new technologies have boosted demand for medical office properties in recent years.

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 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 newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes in June 2017 inched up 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units.

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.

Substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new record-high

According to the National Association of Home Builders, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes slipped two points in July 2017 to a level of 64 from a downwardly revised June reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Availability of building materials, especially framing lumber is rising on the list of home builder concerns. The results revealed that 21 percent of single-family builder respondents reported a shortage of framing lumber.

According to new consumer spending analysis from the National Association of Home Builders, newly minted homeowners are helping drive a healthy U.S. economy. In their first year of ownership.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. dropped to a new 2017 low in late June.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 15 percent compared to May 2016. Compared to April 2017, applications increased by 4 percent relative to the previous month.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average mortgage rates hitting their lowest mark of the year in Mid-May 2017. 30-year mortgage rate fell 7 basis points this week.

Renters are starting to look for cheaper housing options outside downtown cores, prompting rent payments to rise faster in the suburbs than in urban areas.


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