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U.S. Housing Markets Most Vulnerable to Economic Impact by Coronavirus in New Jersey and Florida

U.S. Housing Markets Most Vulnerable to Economic Impact by Coronavirus in New Jersey and Florida

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Housing Industry Poised to Lead U.S. Economic Rebound, Post COVID-19 Pandemic

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Affordable East Coast, Midwest Housing Markets Have Lowest Economic Risk from COVID-19 Recession

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Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

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Last Updated April 7, 2020 9:00 AM ET

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According to new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 27, 2020, U.S. mortgage applications increased 15.3 percent from one week earlier.

Given growing U.S. housing market uncertainty caused by the recent Coronavirus outbreak, Zillow Group announced this week it will pause home buying in all 24 U.S. markets where Zillow Offers currently operates in response to local public health orders related to COVID-19.

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 4.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 765,000 units in February 2020, coming off a sharp upward revision in January 2020.

RENTCafe.com is reporting this week that the number of sessions decreased by approximately 25% in the week of March 11-17, 2020

According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. existing-home sales climbed substantially in February 2020 after a slight decline in January.

The average annual gross rental yield (annualized gross rent income divided by median purchase price of single-family homes) among the 389 counties is 8.4 percent for 2020

As of the date of publishing this story, there have been over 115,000 confirmed Coronavirus cases around the world in 110 countries that are now reporting over 4,000 deaths.

According to the latest quarterly National Association of Home Builders' Home Building Geography Index, nearly two-thirds of multifamily construction in the fourth quarter of 2019 occurred in "blue counties" where Hillary Clinton garnered the most votes in the 2016 election.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.45 percent in late February 2019.

U.S. builder confidence in the market for new multifamily housing remained unchanged in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 7.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 764,000 units in January, coming off an upward revision in December 2019.

U.S. home price growth slowed considerably throughout most of 2019, with some pick-up in price in growth toward the end of the year.

According to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged one point lower to 74 in February 2020.

Twenty-six percent of online home searchers looked to move to another U.S. metro area.

Mortgage applications increased 5.0 percent from one week earlier. The previous week's results included an adjustment for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The National Association of Home Builders' latest 55+ Housing Market Index is reporting this week that U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped four points to 68 in the fourth quarter of 2019.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales in the U.S. fell in December 2019, taking a step back after increasing slightly in November 2019.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jan 24, 2020, U.S. mortgage applications increased 7.2 percent from one week earlier.


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