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U.S. New Home Sales Reach 14-Year High in August

U.S. New Home Sales Reach 14-Year High in August

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes in August 2020 topped the 1 million mark and reached their highest pace since September 2006. Read More »


Fast Rising Home Prices Span Entire Political Spectrum of U.S. Voters

Fast Rising Home Prices Span Entire Political Spectrum of U.S. Voters

Fastest home sales are in swing counties, a reflection of rising interest in the suburbs as the pandemic drives homebuyers to prioritize space Read More »

U.S. Home Prices up a Record-Setting 13 Percent Annually in August

U.S. Home Prices up a Record-Setting 13 Percent Annually in August

According to a new report by Redfin, U.S. median home sale prices increased 13% from August 2019 to $319,178--the highest on record. This 13% year-over-year increase was the largest since October 2013. Read More »

Single Family Rent Price Growth Stabilizes in U.S., First Time Since Pandemic

Single Family Rent Price Growth Stabilizes in U.S., First Time Since Pandemic

CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI) for July 2020 shows a national residential rent increase of 1.7% year over year, down from a 2.9% year-over-year increase in July 2019. Read More »


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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated September 25, 2020 8:00 AM ET

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The Mortgage Bankers Association is reporting this week that U. S. mortgage credit availability decreased in August 2020. Mortgage credit supply fell to its lowest level since March 2014, driven by a reduction in supply from both conventional and government segments of the market.

Forsyth County, Georgia, ranks as the top "Work from Home" county in the United States. Two Colorado counties - Douglas and Broomfield - appear in the top 10 at second and ninth, respectively.

CoreLogic's latest monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for June 2020 says 7.1% of U.S. mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure).

Net-lease investment in the U.S. fell significantly in Q2 2020, but comprised the highest share of total volume on record amid a sharp decline in commercial real estate investment activity.

Insured wind and storm surge losses for residential and commercial properties in Louisiana and Texas are estimated to be between $8 billion and $12 billion.

According to a new report from Redfin, the median sale price for luxury homes in the U.S. rose 1.2% year over year to $825,000 during the three months ending July 31, 2020.

U.S. home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased six points in August 2020. HMI stands at highest reading in the 35-year history of the series.

Residential rents in the U.S. increased 1.4% year over year in June, down from a 2.9% year-over-year increase in June 2019.

U.S. commercial investor sentiment and transaction activity are recovering from the depths of the COVID-19 crisis.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.96 percent in mid-August 2020. Homebuyer demand remains strong, especially for those in search of an entry-level home.

Based on the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 7, 2020, U.S. mortgage applications increased 6.8 percent from one week earlier.

Boosted government unemployment aid has expired, meaning those numbers are likely to rise even further in coming months.

Redfin is reporting this week that condo sale prices in the U.S. dropped 1.4% year over year to a median of $252,000 in June 2020.

Record low 165,530 U.S. foreclosure filing recorded in first half of 2020, as 13 million evictions loom later this year. Down 44 percent from the same time period a year ago.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June 2020, showing strong signs of a market turnaround after three straight months of sales declines caused by the ongoing pandemic.

The total number of U.S. loans now in forbearance decreased by 38 basis points from 8.18% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 7.80% as of July 12, 2020.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for Mid-July 2020, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. averaged 2.98 percent, the lowest rate in the survey's history dating back to 1971.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. increased 54.1 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to May 2020, applications increased by 20 percent.


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