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This year’s housing market is starting off on a strong lead, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
This year’s housing market is starting off on a strong lead, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   There were 555,000 new single-family houses sold in January, which is 3.7 percent above the revised December rate of 535... Keep Reading....
U.S. house prices rose 0.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from December to January, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previously reported 0.6 percent increase in December was revised downward to a 0.5 percent increase. For the 12 months... more
The list of improving U.S. housing markets expanded for a seventh consecutive month in March to include 274 metros on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), released recently. This total amounts to a net gain of 15 markets since February and includes... more
Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates reversing course from the previous week and heading lower with the start of the spring homebuying season. This week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.54 percent... more
"Location, location, location near public transportation" may be the new real-estate mantra according to a new study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Data in the study reveals that during the last recession,... more