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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 »


Mortgage Applications in U.S. Spike 30 Percent in Mid-January

Mortgage Applications in U.S. Spike 30 Percent in Mid-January

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. Read More »

U.S. Mortgage Credit Availability Dips in December

U.S. Mortgage Credit Availability Dips in December

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. Read More »

Mortgage Debt in U.S. Hits a Record High of $15.8 Trillion in Late 2019

Mortgage Debt in U.S. Hits a Record High of $15.8 Trillion in Late 2019

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. Read More »


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Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

In the heart of breathtaking Paradise Island adjacent to Nassau, Bahamas, a very rare residential opportunity will soon be available. Opportunities like this are extremely limited on this 685 acre island paradise. Read More »

Last Updated January 20, 2020 9:00 AM ET

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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.

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.

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.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 20, 2019, mortgage applications in the U.S. decreased 5.3 percent from one week earlier.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending U.S. home sales increased in November 2019, rebounding from the prior month's decline. The West region reported the highest growth last month, while the other three major U.S.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales fell in November 2019, taking a small step back after October's gains. The Northeast and Midwest both reported growth last month, while the South and West saw sales decline.

Demand for design services in November 2019 increased at a modest pace for the second month in a row. During November, both the new project inquiries and design contracts scores were positive, posting scores of 60.9 and 52.9 respectively.

US home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to 76 in December 2019 from an upwardly revised November 2019. This is the highest reading since June of 1999.

There were 49,898 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in November 2019, down 10 percent from October 2019 and down 6 percent from a year ago. Nationally, one in every 2,713 properties had a foreclosure filing in November 2019.

Based on ATTOM Data Solutions' third-quarter 2019 U.S. Home Flipping Report, 56,566 single family homes and condos were flipped in the third quarter of 2019, down 12.9 percent from the previous quarter and down 6.8 percent from a year ago.

U.S. homeowners with mortgages (which account for roughly 64% of all properties) have seen their equity increase by 5.1% year over year, representing a gain of nearly $457 billion since the third quarter of 2018.

Zillow research is reporting this week that after strong home value growth characterized a frenzied housing market in 2017 and 2018, this year's slowdown felt like a welcome return to normalcy.

According to a new report from Redfin, ten percent of offers written by Redfin agents nationwide on behalf of their homebuying customers faced a bidding war in November 2019, down from 29% a year earlier and hovering at the 10-year low for the 5th consecutive month.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 29, 2019, mortgage applications decreased 9.2 percent from one week earlier. This week's results include an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to a new survey by CBRE of personnel at 14 of the major U.S. malls and large-format retail centers that CBRE manages found the following regarding results from this Thanksgiving weekend's holiday shopping season:

According to CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for October 2019, U.S. home prices rose both year over year and month over month. Home prices increased nationally by 3.5% from October 2018. On a month-over-month basis, prices increased by 0.5% in October 2019.

According to new research by Zillow, Baby Boomers in the U.S. are set to leave their homes at record levels in the coming years, freeing inventory in what has been an increasingly tight market since the economic recovery began.


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