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Three 2017 Hurricanes Drive Up Mortgage Delinquency Rates in U.S.

Three 2017 Hurricanes Drive Up Mortgage Delinquency Rates in U.S.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, delinquency rates for U.S. mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.17 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017. Read More »


55+ Housing Market Ends 2017 on Record High in U.S.

55+ Housing Market Ends 2017 on Record High in U.S.

U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008. Read More »

Home Remodeling Index in U.S. Hits Near Record High in Q4

Home Remodeling Index in U.S. Hits Near Record High in Q4

The National Association of Home Builders reported this past week their NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 the reading has reached 60. Read More »

Combined Worth of All U.S. Homes Hits $31.8 Trillion

Combined Worth of All U.S. Homes Hits $31.8 Trillion

According to Zillow, the total value of all homes in the United States in early January 2018 is now $31.8 trillion after gaining $2 trillion in 2017. The cumulative value of the U.S. housing market grew at its fastest annual pace. Read More »


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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated February 12, 2018 9:05 AM ET

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The U.S. delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.88 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2017.

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 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, nationwide housing starts fell 4.7 percent in September 2017 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million units.

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.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for mid-September 2017, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased for the first time in seven weeks.

The National Association of Home Builders is reporting this week that U.S. home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell three points to a level of 64 in September 2017.

Hurricane Harvey's impact on Houston's commercial real estate market was significant. . Houston's commercial real estate market is resilient after weathering Hurricane Harvey and the largest rainfall the area has recorded in decades.

The National Association of Home Builders chairman Granger MacDonald, issued a statement in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

52 percent of residential and commercial properties in the Houston metro are at "High" or "Moderate" risk of flooding, but are not in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Over 232,721 homes along the Texas coast with a reconstruction cost value (RCV) of approximately $39.6 billion are at potential risk of hurricane-driven storm surge damage from Hurricane Harvey.

According to global property advisor CBRE, increased investor demand from both international and domestic buyers contributed to further capitalization rate compression in the U.S. industrial real estate sector over the first half of 2017.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes in July 2017 fell 9.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 571,000 units from an upwardly revised June 2017 reading.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, nationwide housing starts fell 4.8 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units.

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released this week, rising U.S. home prices offset a quarter-point drop in mortgage interest rates to move housing affordability slightly lower in the second quarter of 2017.

According to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index, nearly 300 U.S. housing markets posted an increase in economic and housing activity.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate dropped in mid-July, after two straight weeks of increases.

Substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new record-high

According to new consumer spending analysis from the National Association of Home Builders, newly minted homeowners are helping drive a healthy U.S. economy. In their first year of ownership.


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