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Residential Construction Holding Up

The Mortgage Corner Calculated Risk Privately‐owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,256,000. This is 9.4 percent below the revised August estimate of 1,386,000, but is 1.6 percent above the September 2018 rate of … 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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Single-Family Construction Exploding

Popular Economics Weekly Starts on new houses climbed 3 percent in February to the second-highest level since 2007, reflecting pent-up demand in a steadily growing economy that builders are aiming to address. And builder optimism continues to rise to new … Continue reading

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Housing Creating More Jobs In 2016

The Mortgage Corner We see housing in 2016 continuing to grow the economy. This is mainly because new-home construction should surpass 1 million units again this year, and it is new-home construction (and sales), rather than existing-home sales that adds … Continue reading

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Why Lower Home Sales?

The Mortgage Corner November existing home sales in November tumbled 6.1 percent, the biggest drop since July 2010, down to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.93 million. New-home sales also fell slightly—probably for the same reason. Why? There were … Continue reading

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Housing Inventories Continue Increase

The Mortgage Corner Calculated Risk and Housing Tracker report that existing-home for sale inventories have increased 4.7 percent in February. It is good news for those who worry that the lack of inventory will hold back existing-home sales this year. … Continue reading

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Housing Construction Continues Increase

The Mortgage Corner Residential investment and housing starts are usually the best leading indicator for economy, and they show continued growth.  This isn’t the only leading indicator, but it suggests the economy will continue to grow over the next couple … Continue reading

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Housing Affordability at Record High

The Mortgage Corner Nationwide housing affordability hit a new record high for a second consecutive quarter in the first three months of this year, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).  So much so, … Continue reading

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