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Post-New Tax Law Changes, Some Pessimistic about the U.S. Housing Market's Future

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U.S. Builder Confidence Remains Strong in February

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Two-Thirds of All U.S. Housing Markets at Record High Home Prices

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Trump's New Infrastructure Plan Gets Applause from the National Association of Home Builders

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Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

In the heart of breathtaking Paradise Island adjacent to Nassau, Bahamas, a very rare residential opportunity will soon be available. Opportunities like this are extremely limited on this 685 acre island paradise. Read More »

Last Updated February 21, 2018 9:04 AM ET

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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 2, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications increased 0.7 percent from one week earlier.

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.

Pending home sales were up slightly in December 2017, for the third consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors. In 2018, existing-home sales and price growth are forecast to moderate.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 26, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier.

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.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average fixed U.S. mortgage rate rose for the second consecutive week in January 2018.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rates rose across the board in mid-January 2018.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 5, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications increased 8.3 percent from one week earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of January 2018, the average mortgage rate dipped in the U.S. Treasury yields fell from a week ago, helping to drive mortgage rates down to start the year.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 29, 2017, Mortgage applications decreased 2.8 percent from two weeks earlier. The results include adjustments to account for the Christmas holiday.

According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. pending home sales were mostly unmoved in November 2017, but did squeak out a minor gain both on a monthly and annualized basis.

According to a new nationwide consumer survey from realtor.com, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress on Dec. 20th, 2017 is raising anxiety about owning a home.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 15, 2017, mortgage applications decreased 4.9 percent from one week earlier.

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 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 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.

NAHB chairman Granger MacDonald issued the following statement on the House passage of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today:

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.


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