Current Market Data

The Secret Life of Existing-Home Sales

July’s existing-home sales data looked pretty positive, but scratching beneath the surface reveals a different perspective. #76038116 / It all seems so nice – in July, existing-home sales rose 2.4 percent from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate

Builder Confidence Jumps to Highest Mark Since January

Despite numbers that would imply the contrary, homebuilder confidence continued to increase this month. #82355278 / Builders were a mighty confident bunch this month, with the NAHB’s Housing Market Index, the industry’s leading measure of homebuilder confidence, rising

Existing-Home Sales Pace Hits Its Stride, Reaches 2014 Peak

NAR’s new existing home-sales report shows the sales pace quickening, inventory rising and distressed sales falling. #180585625 / As summer temperatures hit their peak in July, so did existing-home sales, which, as the National Association of Realtors today

The Secret Reason Why Housing Hasn’t Fully Recovered Yet

New survey data has uncovered the secret reason for why housing has yet to fully recover – though admittedly, it’s a pretty straightforward explanation. #144553105 / Interest rates remain at historic lows. Home price gains have moderated, and

Immigrants to Play Huge Role in Future Housing Market

Immigrants already play a large role in housing, but that role will only grow more pronounced in the coming years. #118977667 / Here’s an eye-opening stat for you – from 2010 to 2020, immigrants in the U.S. will

Housing Starts, Driven by Multifamily Sector, Exceed Expectations in July

With a strong multifamily sector driving activity, housing construction put up some fantastic numbers in July. #162749020 / The homebuilding sector exceeded expectations in July, with housing starts soaring to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million, according

Million-Dollar Loans Surge to Highest Level Ever in 2014

We’ve been reporting for some time that housing is being largely driven by higher-income consumers (while first-time homebuyer numbers stall), but new stats on mortgages in 2014 really drive that trend home. Check out our infographic below for some

The 5 Reasons that Millennials are Still Living with Their Parents

Millennials are poised to be the next big source of housing demand, but far too many of them are still grounded in their parent’s homes; why is that? Using new survey data from Fannie Mae, we’ve put together the

Improving Personal Finances Help Encourage Positive Housing Outlook

Improvements to the housing market have been pushing the nation towards recovery, but a new survey says some consumers remain wary. #186817598 / While housing, in many parts of the country, has seen a steady stream of improvements

Goldman Sachs Finds No. 1 Factor Fueling Millennial Loan Rejection

Lending standards have loosened since a year ago, but student debt is still keeping Millennials out of homeownership. #173865930 / So much is said about why Millennials have been largely staying away from the housing market, but a

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