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Total U.S. Homeowner Equity Hits Record $15.8 Trillion in 2019

Total U.S. Homeowner Equity Hits Record $15.8 Trillion in 2019

U.S. employment rates typically have a positive impact on the housing economy as it can lead to an increase in potential home buyers and a decrease in negative equity. Read More »


Single Family Housing Starts in U.S. Rise in June

Single Family Housing Starts in U.S. Rise in June

According to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department, single-family gains helped offset a drop in multifamily production as total housing starts edged 0.9 percent lower in June 2019 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million units. Read More »

California Home Sales Dip in June

California Home Sales Dip in June

According to the California Association of Realtors, after rebounding in May, California home sales fell below the benchmark 400,000 level in June 2019 as sales declined from both the previous month and year. Read More »

Mortgage Applications Down in Mid-July

Mortgage Applications Down in Mid-July

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 12, 2019, mortgage applications in the U.S. decreased 1.1 percent from one week earlier. Last week's results included an adjustment for the Fourth of July holiday. Read More »


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Last Updated July 19, 2019 9:00 AM ET

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U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 65 in July 2019. This marks the sixth consecutive month that sentiment levels have held at a steady range in the low- to mid-60s.

Orlando's housing market enjoyed year-over-year increases in both median price and inventory in June 2019, while home sales took a bit of a slide during the peak of traditional homebuying season.

The Mortgage Bankers Association latest Builder Application Survey for June 2019 shows U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 17.9 percent compared from a year ago.

Approximately 339,480 homes in Louisiana are at moderate-to-extreme risk of tropical storm-driven flash flood damage from Hurricane Barry.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, after declining for most of 2019, U.S. mortgage rates remained mostly unchanged this first week of July. The recent stabilization in mortgage rates reflects modestly improving U.S. economic data.

According to a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association, U.S. mortgage credit availability increased in June 2019, based on their the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). The MCAI rose 0.2 percent to 189.8 in June.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 28, 2019, mortgage applications decreased 0.1 percent from one week earlier.

After last week's two significant 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes in Southern California, people are being reminded of the significant damage that earthquakes can cause the State's housing industry.

According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, local area home prices broke out of a three-month holding pattern to post a slight increase during June 2019.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates stabilized in early July 2019, after trading within a narrow range over the last month.

Selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences in modern life, second only to a relationship break-up. More than three quarters of Americans who have sold a home in the past three years say it was a stressful experience.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 21, 2019, mortgage applications increased 1.3 percent from one week earlier.

Pending home sales in the U.S. increased in May 2019, a positive variation from the minor sales dip seen in the previous month. Three of the four major regions saw growth in contract activity, with the West experiencing a slight sales decline.

Median U.S. home prices nationwide in the second quarter of 2019 were not affordable for average wage earners in 353 of 480 U.S. counties analyzed.

The U.S. real estate industry is giving President Trump rave reviews for signing his new Housing Affordability Executive Order this week.

Residential real estate brokerage firm Redfin is reporting this week that just 31.1 percent of single mothers in the U.S. owned homes in 2017, on par with the 2016 rate and down from 35.5 percent in 2010.

According to new data from Florida Realtors, the State of Florida's housing market reported increased sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and gains in inventory (active listings) in May compared to a year ago.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing U.S. home sales rebounded in May 2019, recording an increase in sales for the first time in two months. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw a growth in sales, with the Northeast experiencing the biggest surge last month.


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