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U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 12.2 percent compared to November 2016. Compared to October 2017, applications decreased by 6 percent relative to the previous month.
According to Ireland property portal Daft.ie, three-bed homes in Ireland near the new Luas cross-city stops saw their values increase by 15% over the last year, compared to a 6% increase in similar homes near other rail stations.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 1, 2017, U.S. mortgage applications increased 4.7 percent from one week earlier. The prior week's results included an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday.
According to CoreLogic's latest U.S. Home Price Index and Forecast for October 2017, home prices nationwide are up both year over year and month over month.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 24, 2017, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.1 percent from one week earlier.
Sales of newly built, single-family U.S. homes in October 2017 rose 6.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000 units from a downwardly revised September 2017 reading.
According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. increased in October 2017 to their strongest pace since earlier this summer, but continual supply shortages led to fewer closings on an annual basis for the second straight month.
In the U.S., home builder confidence rose two points to a level of 70 in November 2017 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest report since March, and the second highest on record since July 2005.
According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, after many years of strong price appreciation, local Las Vegas home prices started cooling down in October 2017; though home prices and sales are still well up from one year ago.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate slightly dipped across the board. 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.90 percent with an average 0.4 point for the week ending November 9, 2017.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 3, 2017, U.S. mortgage applications remained unchanged from one week earlier.
The National Association of Realtors is reporting this month that a steadily improving U.S economy, sustained job growth, and rising confidence that now is a good time to buy a home should pave the way for an increase in existing-home sales in 2018.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate held steady after last week's big jump in mid-October 2017.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 27, 2017, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier.
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 California Association of Realtors, California pending home sales dwindled for the third consecutive month in September 2017, suggesting that the housing market will slow as the end of the year winds down.
After three straight monthly declines, existing-home sales in the U.S. slightly reversed course in September 2017, but ongoing supply shortages and recent hurricanes muted overall activity and caused sales to fall back on an annual basis.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, U.S. multifamily lending was up 8 percent year over year in 2016, with nearly three thousand different multifamily lenders providing a total of $269.2 billion in new mortgages for apartment buildings with five or more units.
The National Association of Home Builders is reporting this week that their Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the third quarter of 2017, up two points from the previous quarter.
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.