Current Market Data

The 3 Prevailing Reasons that People Move in America

Housing is still the biggest overall reason for moving in America, but what are the specifics behind those moves? #183748163 / gettyimages.com Nearly 36 million people moved in the United States between 2012 and 2013, and housing was the

The Impact of Student Loans on Mortgage Applications

Millennials are waiting longer and longer to move into homeownership, but do student loans mean getting approved for a loan is harder? #76529853 / gettyimages.com It’s no industry secret that Millennials are staying away from the homebuying process, in

The 4 Jobs that Builders Desperately Need Workers For

We’ve been hearing for some time that there is a shortage of construction workers, but is there any truth to that? Answer: Oh yes! #143991371 / gettyimages.com There have been many memes in housing these past couple years, and

The Nation’s Mortgage Markets – in Two Easy Charts

The residential mortgage marketplace is often made into a complicated beast, but we’ve got two charts that explain it easily. #90537529 / gettyimages.com The residential mortgage market is a massive, multi-trillion dollar behemoth, and as such, it can often

Nearly a Quarter of Banks Report Easing Lending Standards

Are lending standards starting to ease up? That seems to be the implication of new survey data from the Fed. #185239684 / gettyimages.com Nearly a full quarter of banks reporting eased lending standards in 2014’s second quarter in the

Construction Spending Maintains Solid 2014 Increases in June

Though the month-to-month data was flat, construction spending remained in positive territory in 2014. Construction spending in June maintained its strong growth from 2013, according to the latest report from the Census Bureau. Though overall construction spending was down

The 3 Reasons Why New Homes Remain in Short Supply

The supply of newly built single-family homes remains quite low; why is that? Last week, we reported on the lackluster new home sales report, which found that sales of newly built single-family homes fell by 8.1 percent from May

Why You Should Ignore the Homeownership Rate

Media outlets the industry over are reporting on the Commerce Department latest homeownership report, but is the data reliable? The coverage was quite widespread – earlier this week, the Commerce Department reported that the homeownership rate in the U.S. hit

5 Tips for Building an Effective Online Presence

More and more buyers and sellers are starting their home search online, which means having an effective online presence is more important than ever. #157305213 / gettyimages.com Marketing has always been a crucial part of establishing an effective real

Tight Lending Standards Represent Future Challenge

A recent analysis from Goldman Sachs revealed that despite loosening standards, securing a mortgage is still a considerable challenge. #142900667 / gettyimages.com In the wake of the housing bubble collapse and the subsequent economic downturn, concerned homebuyers and professionals

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