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U.S. Housing Demand Index Dips in July

U.S. Housing Demand Index Dips in July

A dip of 5.0 percent was recorded from its all-time high of 130 in June 2017 to 124 in July 2017. Still, the Demand Index was up 29.7 percent year over year. The Demand Index is adjusted for Redfin's market share growth. Read More »


346 New $1 Million Neighborhoods Formed in U.S. Since 2014

346 New $1 Million Neighborhoods Formed in U.S. Since 2014

According to Zillow, nearly one in 20 residential ZIP codes in the U.S. meets the definition of a $1 Million Neighborhood, meaning at least 10 percent of the homes there are worth seven figures or more. Read More »

U.S. Home Builder Confidence Jumps in August

U.S. Home Builder Confidence Jumps in August

According to the National Association of Home Builders, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points in August 2017 to a level of 68 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Read More »

U.S. Mortgage Rates Move Lower in Mid-July

U.S. Mortgage Rates Move Lower in Mid-July

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. Read More »


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Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Huntsman Springs is golf and club community developed by Jon Huntsman, Sr. A place of serenity and beauty in the hitherto undeveloped Teton Valley of Western Idaho. Read More »

Last Updated September 5, 2017 7:55 AM ET

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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.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. dropped to a new 2017 low in late June.

Newly released data shows sales of newly built, single-family homes in May 2017 rose 2.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units after an upwardly revised April reading.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 15 percent compared to May 2016. Compared to April 2017, applications increased by 4 percent relative to the previous month.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average mortgage rates hitting their lowest mark of the year in Mid-May 2017. 30-year mortgage rate fell 7 basis points this week.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, in a further sign that the U.S. housing market continues to strengthen, home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points in May.

Renters are starting to look for cheaper housing options outside downtown cores, prompting rent payments to rise faster in the suburbs than in urban areas.

According to Zillow, first-time homebuyers in the U.S. will have better luck in the Southeast if they are looking for a more affordable home.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 5, 2017, mortgage applications increased 2.4 percent from one week earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average U.S. mortgage rate rose for the first time in five weeks in late April 2017.

Following an elevated February 2017 reading, nationwide housing starts fell 6.8 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units

U.S. homebuilder confidence dipped three points in April 2017 to a level of 68 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index,

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks in the U.S. made an average profit of $1,346 on each loan they originated in 2016, up from $1,189 per loan in 2015.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 6.7 percent compared to March 2016. Compared to February 2017, applications increased by 23 percent relative to the previous month.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions' Q1 and March 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows first quarter foreclosure activity was below pre-recession levels nationwide and in 102 out of 216 metropolitan statistical areas (47 percent) analyzed in the report.

According to Freddie Mac, more U.S. home renters are optimistic about their financial situations and expect to stay where they are even if their rents increased.

The NAHB is reporting this week that U.S. home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped six points to a level of 71 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

The prospect of increased U.S. economic growth combined with less regulation, means that investor sentiment for commercial real estate investment is marginally more positive than last year.


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