Tag Archives: household formation

First-Time Homebuyers Are Back

The Mortgage Corner MarketWatch’s Andrea Riquier says first-time homebuyers aren’t doing so bad, if we look at more than the NARealtor’s existing-home sales data. First-timers’ sales data is important because they usually choose so-called “entry-level” homes that are affordable to … Continue reading

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What is Driving Household Formation and Home Sales?

The Mortgage Corner SF Federal Reserve The growth in household formation, the major determinate of home ownership, is slowly returning to pre-housing bubble levels, according to a 2016 report by the San Francisco Fed’s economic research dept. This is a … Continue reading

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Housing Construction, Leading Economic Indicators Still Strong

The Mortgage Corner Graph: Econoday The residential housing market is still starving—of supply, that is. Not enough homes are being built to meet the surging demand of new households from both millennials and immigrants. This is when construction starts fell … Continue reading

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Home Ownership Is Rising

The Mortgage Corner An improving economy, multiple years of strong job growth and the notable increase in home values in most markets fueled a greater share of purchases from Generation X households over the past year, says the National Association … Continue reading

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Who Are the Homeowners?

The Mortgage Corner The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank just published a housing study entitled, “It’s Not Just Millennials Who Aren’t Buying Homes,” that breaks down homeownership by age and household status. And the results show that age and whether one … Continue reading

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Builder Confidence Holds, But Household Formation Still Weak

The Mortgage Corner Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged in April at a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Builders remain cautiously optimistic about construction growth … Continue reading

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2016 Housing Update

The Mortgage Corner What should happen to U.S. housing in 2016, with interest rates at record lows and a healthy job market? Much will depend on population growth, and in particular the newest largest generation of all—the millennials, or Gen … Continue reading

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