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U.S. Remodeling Index Continues to Rise in 3Q

U.S. Remodeling Index Continues to Rise in 3Q

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. Read More »


Mortgage Rates Tick Down in U.S.

Mortgage Rates Tick Down in U.S.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. ticked down this week. Rates came down slightly this week, ending a brief, two-week streak of increases. Read More »

Almost $1 Trillion of American Homes at Risk From Rising Seas This Century

Almost $1 Trillion of American Homes at Risk From Rising Seas This Century

According to new research by Zillow, rising sea levels are expected to impact $916 billion worth of U.S homes in the next 100 years, most of which are low-end or median-value homes. Read More »

Home Builder Confidence in U.S. Jumps Four Points in October

Home Builder Confidence in U.S. Jumps Four Points in October

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. Read More »


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Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

On the Caribbean island of St.Lucia, known worldwide for its natural beauty, Cap Maison is in a truly breathtaking location in one of St.Lucia's most desirable areas. Read More »

Last Updated October 20, 2017 8:15 AM ET

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With the economy expected to continue growing, housing demand should remain strong and incrementally boost California's housing market in 2018

According to a new analysis from Redfin, in the first half of 2017, over 7.4 percent more people moved out of politically blue (Democratic) counties than to them.

Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Applications Survey data for September 2017 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. decreased 7.5 percent.

According to CoreLogic's latest Loan Performance Insights Report, at a national level, 4.6 percent of mortgages in the U.S. were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due including those in foreclosure) in July 2017.

According to a new report by Zillow, federal housing vouchers in the U.S. for low-income renters are too low to cover the market rent in many of the nation's job centers - making them unusable for millions of renters seeking assistance to cover housing costs.

A total of 191,824 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings -- default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions -- in the third quarter, down 13 percent from the previous quarter and down 35 percent from a year ago to the lowest level since Q2 2006

According to CoreLogic's latest hazard risk analysis, a total of 172,117 homes with a combined reconstruction cost value (RCV) of more than $65 billion are at some level of risk from the wildfires in the Napa and Santa Rosa metropolitan areas.

According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, local home prices continued to rise rapidly, while home sales stabilized in September 2017.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. ticked up to its highest mark in six weeks in early October 2017. After holding steady last week, rates ticked up this week.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 29, 2017, mortgage applications decreased 0.4 percent from one week earlier.

According to CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for August 2017, U.S. home prices are up strongly both year over year and month over month. Home prices nationally increased year over year by 6.9 percent from August 2016 to August 2017.

According to a new study conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), green construction is rapidly gaining traction among both single family and multifamily homebuilders across the U.S. in 2017.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate unchanged from the previous week in late September 2017.

According to Zillow, millennials poured some $514 billion into the U.S. housing market over the last year as the largest generation of homebuyers.

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), today issued the following statement on the tax plan put forth by the White House and GOP congressional leaders:

U.S. sales of newly built, single-family homes in August 2017 fell 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000 units from an upwardly revised July 2017 reading.

This week the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index -- covering all nine U.S. census divisions reported a 5.9% annual gain in July 2017.

Existing homes sales in the U.S. have retreated in four of the past five months, but a new survey from the National Association of Realtors finds this slowdown is not because of a lack of confidence from consumers


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