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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....
Inquiries into home loans were on the decline last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jan. 27
Inquiries into home loans were on the decline last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jan. 27.   The Market Composite Index dropped by 3.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier, although the unadjusted... more
Two new data reports offer differing views on the current state of homeownership
Two new data reports offer differing views on the current state of homeownership.   According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the homeownership rate in the fourth quarter of 2016 was 63.7 percent, which was not statistically different from the rate in the fourth quarter of 2015 (63.8 percent) or the... more
Home prices continued their seemingly unstoppable ascension, according to the latest data from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices
Home prices continued their seemingly unstoppable ascension, according to the latest data from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices.   The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 5.6 percent annual gain in November... more
Mortgage originations during the second quarter reached a three-year high as purchase lending achieved its highest level since 2007, according to new data from Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS)
Two new data reports are offering a positive record of home price performance in the tail-end of 2016. Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) is reporting that home prices registered a 5.7 percent year-over-year increase in November. On a month-over-month measurements, November’s prices were up by... more