Tag Archives: housing supply

Lower Inventory = Fewer Home Sales

The Mortgage Corner WASHINGTON (February 21, 2018) — Existing-home sales slumped for the second consecutive month in January and experienced their largest decline on an annual basis in over three years, according to the National Association of Realtors. All major … Continue reading

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Higher Employment = More New Homes

The Mortgage Corner Twenty Five states had lower unemployment, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as the economic recovery continues. That is probably why consumers continue to be optimistic and housing prices continue to soar—as high as 11 percent in … Continue reading

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New-Home Construction, Builders’ Optimism Still Rising

The Mortgage Corner Home builders’ optimism is still high, though builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell one point in December to a level of 57 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market … Continue reading

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No Relief Yet With Pending Sales

The Mortgage Corner We can’t yet count on Pending Home Sales, a predictor of closings in 60 to 90 days, to predict a boost to this year’s sales. They have been falling since last July, and the last spike in … Continue reading

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Housing Affordability Up, Inventories Still Shrinking

The Mortgage Corner The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported exceptionally low interest rates helped ensure a slight gain in nationwide housing affordability amid relatively stable house prices in the final quarter of 2012, according to the just released … Continue reading

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Will Real Estate Recover in 2012?

The Mortgage Corner The recovery road may remain bumpy for real estate in 2012 but construction spending continues to increase from low levels of activity, and so housing starts. Much of it is multi-family apartments going to both new households … Continue reading

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