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According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes continued to expand, rising 6.1 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 10, 2017, mortgage applications increased 3.1 percent from one week earlier.
According to ATTOM Data Solutions February 2017 Foreclosure Activity Report, U.S. foreclosure activity has significantly slowed in the last 17 months. Overall foreclosure activity in February dropped to a new 11-year low, the lowest since November 2005.
Last Friday's U.S. jobs report drew quick reaction from the real estate industry. The National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun made the following comments on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' February 2017 jobs report:
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 3, 2017, mortgage applications increased 3.3 percent from one week earlier.
An improving U.S. economy, multiple years of strong job growth and the notable increase in home values in most markets fueled a greater share of purchases.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 24, 2017, U.S. mortgage applications increased 5.8 percent from one week earlier.
According to the National Association of Realtors, insufficient supply levels led to a lull in contract activity in the Midwest and West, which dragged down pending home sales in January 2017 to their lowest level in a year.
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit U.S. residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.80 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016.
More than 33,830 rooms in 199 hotel projects are under contract in the Caribbean and Mexico. The total represents a 4.4% increase in rooms under contract compared with January 2016.
U.S. foreclosure inventory declined by 30 percent and completed foreclosures declined by 40 percent compared with December 2015.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate stayed within a two basis point range for the third straight week.
American retirees have identified the five most affordable havens on the planet where expats can upgrade their lifestyle, but do it on a budget as low as $1,500 a month.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Mortgage Credit Availability Index, U.S. mortgage credit availability increased in January 2017.
According to STR, the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index closed January 2017 out at 3,723, up 0.5% from the end of 2016.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year mortgage rate held steady after rising last week. The 10-year Treasury yield fell 5 basis points this week following a tepid advance estimate of fourth-quarter GDP.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year and 15-year fixed mortgage rates rising for the first time in 2017.
U.S. mortgage applications increased 4.0 percent from one week earlier. This week's results included an adjustment for the MLK Day holiday. The Market Composite Index increased 4.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.
According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales closed out 2016 as the best year in a decade, even as sales declined in December as the result of ongoing affordability tensions and historically low supply levels.
The National Association of Home Builders is reporting this week that U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained on firm ground in January 2017.