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Homeownership Expands Again

The Mortgage Corner Washington Post “New data indicate that in 2016, in defiance of myriad prognostications, the decade-long decline in the homeownership rate abruptly reversed. Once-rapid growth in renter households stalled, and the long-stagnant number of owner-led households began rising,” … Continue reading

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Where Goes the Housing Market?

The Mortgage Corner Graph: Econoday We definitely have a housing shortage. Housing construction is unable to keep up with the demand for single-family homes, in particular. Year-on-year, starts are down 1.4 percent with completions, at a 1.188 million rate, down … Continue reading

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Why Home Sales Rising Fast, Construction Lagging?

The Mortgage Corner We are once again in a housing conundrum. May Existing-home sales just surged 1.1 percent to 5.62 million units, after falling for several months. And housing starts fell for the third straight month an unexpected 5.5 percent … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales In Record Territory

The Mortgage Corner Pending home sales hit a 9-year high in April, according to data released last Friday by the National Association of Realtors. This is an early sign that housing construction and sales will come out of their winter … Continue reading

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New-Home Sales, Case Shiller Index On the Rise

The Mortgage Corner–II As if to confirm U.S. housing starts and building permits’ jump to their highest levels in nearly 7-1/2 years, the sales rate of new single-family houses in April 2015 rose even higher at a seasonally adjusted annual … Continue reading

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Home Sizes Ballooning Again

The Mortgage Corner Housing sizes are ballooning, after a slight pause due to the Great Recession, reports the U.S. Census Bureau and Marketwatch. In 2013 the median floor area of new single-family homes sold in the U.S. rose 4 percent … Continue reading

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Fourth Quarter Economic Growth Higher

Popular Economics Weekly We are seeing a boost in Q4 economic growth, in spite of “fiscal cliff” worries. Service sector growth has increased significantly, job formation is accelerating, and real estate is coming back to life, thanks mostly to more … Continue reading

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