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New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Spike 20.1 Percent Annually in May

New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Spike 20.1 Percent Annually in May

U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 20.1 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to April 2019, applications increased by 0.1 percent. Read More »


Most Affordable U.S. Cities to Get Married and Buy a Home Revealed

Most Affordable U.S. Cities to Get Married and Buy a Home Revealed

According to Redfin, Cleveland, Detroit and Pittsburgh are the most affordable places where couples can throw a wedding and also cover a down payment on their first home. In all three Midwestern metro areas, the average combined cost of a wedding and a down payment is less than $65,000, compared with the national average of more than $109,000. Read More »

New Home Sales in U.S. Dip in April

New Home Sales in U.S. Dip in April

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000 units in April 2019 after a sharp upwardly revised March 2019 report. Read More »

Florida Home Prices, Sales Continue to Rise in April

Florida Home Prices, Sales Continue to Rise in April

According to Florida Realtors, Florida's housing market reported more sales, higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in April 2019 compared to a year ago. Read More »


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The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces. Read More »

Last Updated June 14, 2019 8:05 AM ET

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Total U.S. housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April 2019 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March 2019.

According to the latest housing data by Florida Realtors, Florida's housing market reported higher median prices and rising inventory during the first quarter of 2019.

Based on new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 3, 2019, mortgage applications in the U.S. increased 2.7 percent from one week earlier.

A total of 161,875 U.S. properties with a foreclosure filing during the first quarter of 2019, down 23 percent from the previous quarter and down 15 percent from a year ago to the lowest level since Q1 2008.

According to new research from CBRE, the average age of U.S. adults at their first marriages has risen to historical highs.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions 2018 property tax analysis of more than 87 million U.S. single family homes, property taxes levied on single family homes in 2018 totaled $304.6 billion, up 4 percent from $293.4 billion in 2017.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. rebounded strongly in February 2019, experiencing the largest month-over-month gain since December 2015.

Based on a new Zillow housing report -- 2019 Best Markets for First-Time Buyers Analysis -- first-time buyers looking for an affordable home without steep competition will have the best luck in Tampa, Florida. This is the second year in a row that Tampa tops this list.

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 held steady at 62 in March 2019.

The Florida Realtor Association is reporting that Florida home sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 15,526 last month, down 6.2 percent compared to January 2018.

According to the latest housing data from Florida Realtors, Florida's housing market reported higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in December 2018 compared to a year ago.

Sales of new homes in all four major U.S. regions significantly declined in the last two months of 2018. The year-over-year trend was especially drastic in the Northeast, where new-home sales fell by 16.1 percent in December.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October 2018, after an upwardly revised September report.

Orlando held steady in 2018 as the #2 destination of choice for Florida's international homebuyers. Nine percent of all of Florida's international homebuyers opted to purchase a property in Orlando.

Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, rising median prices and more new listings in October 2018 compared to a year ago. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 22,272 last month, up 8.5 percent compared to October 2017.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 9, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey for November 2018, U.S. mortgage rates dropping slightly after last week's increases.

Florida's housing market had more sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and more new listings in 3Q 2018. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 72,843 in 3Q 2018.


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