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U.S. Remodeler Confidence Index Upticks in Q4

U.S. Remodeler Confidence Index Upticks in Q4

The National Association of Home Builders latest Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the fourth quarter of 2019, up three points from the previous quarter. Read More »


Nationwide, Single-Family Rental Growth in U.S. Falls Flat in November

Nationwide, Single-Family Rental Growth in U.S. Falls Flat in November

CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI) shows a national rent increase of 3% year over year in November 2019, unchanged annually. Read More »

U.S. Housing Market's Combined Value Hits $33.6 Trillion in 2020

U.S. Housing Market's Combined Value Hits $33.6 Trillion in 2020

According to new research by Zillow, the total value of every home in the U.S. is $33.6 trillion, nearly as much as the GDP of the two largest global economies combined -- the U.S. ($20.5 trillion) and China ($13.6 trillion). Read More »

Central Florida's Fast Growing High Tech Corridor Attracting Millennials Nationwide, Driving Local Office Market

Central Florida's Fast Growing High Tech Corridor Attracting Millennials Nationwide, Driving Local Office Market

High tech firms' pursuit of talent has touched off a wave of inbound millennial migration from across the U.S. Read More »


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Last Updated January 22, 2020 8:00 AM ET

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U.S. home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged one point lower to 75 in January 2020. The last two monthly readings mark the highest sentiment levels since July of 1999.

Tech hubs, business-friendly Texas cities and high-growth Florida metro areas top the ranks of U.S. markets set to expand their base of office-using jobs the fastest in the coming years.

According to a new National Association of Realtors study, U.S. metro areas where affordability has worsened over the last five years have seen a decline in job growth during that same period.

Zillow is reporting this week that there are currently 218 million-dollar cities in the U.S. -- cities with a typical home value of $1 million or more -- three more than at the end of 2018 and 74 more than there were five years ago.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 10, 2020, U.S. mortgage applications increased 30.2 percent from one week earlier.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's newly released Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), U.S. mortgage credit availability decreased in December 2019. The MCAI fell by 3.5 percent to 182.2 in December.

Based on CoreLogic's latest monthly Loan Performance Insights Report, nationally, 3.7% of U.S. mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure) in October 2019

Based on the Mortgage Bankers Association's 2020 Commercial Real Estate Finance Outlook Survey, following what is expected to be a record year of lending in 2019, commercial and multifamily mortgage originators anticipate 2020 to be another strong year.

Based on new Zillow research, U.S. housing markets in the Midwest and South are most ripe for tech growth, with Oklahoma City, Kansas City and Jacksonville leading the way.

Based on ATTOM Data Solutions 2020 Rental Affordability Report, owning a median-priced, three-bedroom home in the U.S. is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 455, or 53 percent, of the 855 U.S. counties analyzed for the report.

According to a new U.S. housing report from Redfin, just 9% of offers written by Redfin agents on behalf of their homebuying customers faced a bidding war nationwide in December 2019, down from 12% a year earlier and setting another new 10-year low.

Based on research from Learnbonds.com indicates that U.S. mortgage debt is now the highest since the Great Depression in 2008. The outstanding US mortgage debt which has been growing steadily in recent years hit a record high of $15.8 trillion in Q3 2019.

For the week ending January 3, 2020, mortgage applications decreased 1.5 percent from two weeks earlier. The results include adjustments to account for the holidays.

According to CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), which analyzes single-family rent price changes nationally and among 20 metropolitan areas, data collected for October 2019 shows a national rent increase of 3.1% year over year, compared to 2.9% in October 2018.

Allowing for even modest amounts of new density in the nation's overwhelmingly single-family neighborhoods across the U.S. could lead to millions of new homes nationwide, helping alleviate a housing affordability crisis that has been decades in the making.

Based on CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for November 2019, U.S. home prices rose both year over year and month over month. Home prices increased nationally by 3.7% from November 2018. On a month-over-month basis, prices increased by 0.5% in November 2019.

According to a panel of economists and real estate experts recently surveyed by Zillow, U.S. housing markets in the southern half of the U.S. will perform the best in 2020.

The oldest Millennials, who will turn 40 in 2020, have lived through a turbulent decade of housing marked first by the initial recovery from the Great Recession, then the extraordinary home value growth of recent years.


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