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New Home Sales Post Slight Increase
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New Home Sales Post Slight Increase

New home sales contracts expanded by 3.7% in January over a soft December reading, according to estimates from the joint data release of HUD and...

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Apartment and Condominium Market Momentum Continues
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Apartment and Condominium Market Momentum Continues

The National Association of Home Builders' Multifamily Production Index (MPI) increased two points to 55 in the fourth quarter of 2016. For five...

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Minutes From the FOMC January/February Meeting – We’ll Let You Know
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Minutes From the FOMC January/February Meeting – We’ll Let You Know

Minutes From the FOMC January/February Meeting – We'll Let You Know The minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings, released...

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Existing Sales Fast Out of 2017 Gate
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Existing Sales Fast Out of 2017 Gate

Existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), increased 3.3% in January, reaching the fastest pace since February...

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NAHB Survey: AD&C Financing Standards Continue to Ease
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NAHB Survey: AD&C Financing Standards Continue to Ease

NAHB Survey: AD&C Financing Standards Continue to Ease Builders and developers continue to report easing credit conditions for acquisition,...

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Small Gains for Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction
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Small Gains for Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction

The number of single-family homes built-for-rent posted small gains over the course of 2016. However, the built-for-rent market is a small portion...

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Serious Delinquency Rates Tick Up
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Serious Delinquency Rates Tick Up

Serious delinquency rates on 1-4 family mortgages rose over the 4th quarter of 2016 from the previous quarter. According to the National...

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2016 Custom Home Building Market Growth
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2016 Custom Home Building Market Growth

NAHB's analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates that the number of 2016 custom home...

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Townhouse Construction Growth Continues
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Townhouse Construction Growth Continues

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction starts continued...

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Mortgage Originations Grow in Q4
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Mortgage Originations Grow in Q4

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Household Debt and Credit Report, mortgage originations grew in the 4th quarter of 2016....

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New Single-Family Home Size Trends
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New Single-Family Home Size Trends

After increasing and leveling off in recent years, new single-family home size continued along a general trend of decreasing size during the fourth...

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Housing Affordability Remains Favorable Even as it Hits an Eight-Year Low
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Housing Affordability Remains Favorable Even as it Hits an Eight-Year Low

Shortages of buildable lots and skilled labor, along with excessive regulations, rising mortgage interest rates and ongoing home price appreciation...

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Single-Family Housing Starts Post Slight Gain
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Single-Family Housing Starts Post Slight Gain

Total housing starts recorded a small decline in January, as multifamily starts fell back, albeit from an upwardly revised number in December....

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Consumer Price Index in January – Headline Inflation Surged With Energy Prices
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Consumer Price Index in January – Headline Inflation Surged With Energy Prices

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose in January. The CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...

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Builder Confidence Continues to Settle Back to Sustainable Levels in February
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Builder Confidence Continues to Settle Back to Sustainable Levels in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes declined two points in February to a level of 65 on the National Association...

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Have Gypsum Prices Found a New Normal?
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Have Gypsum Prices Found a New Normal?

The prices of ready-mix concrete, gypsum, and softwood lumber fell 0.2%, 3.5%, and 0.1%, respectively, in January according to the latest Producer...

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Who Claims the Home Office Deduction?
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Who Claims the Home Office Deduction?

With tax preparation season well underway, it is a good time to examine the use of the home office deduction. Often cited as a "red flag" for tax...

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Non-mortgage Consumer Credit Grows at a Slower Pace
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Non-mortgage Consumer Credit Grows at a Slower Pace

The total amount of consumer credit outstanding rose in 2016 as both revolving credit and non-revolving credit rose. The growth in consumer credit...

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The Average Number of School Age Children per Home
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The Average Number of School Age Children per Home

Across the United States, builders are often charged impact fees by local governments to help pay for infrastructure associated with children in...

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Conventionally Financed New Home Sales Reach Nine-year High in 2016  
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Conventionally Financed New Home Sales Reach Nine-year High in 2016  

Conventionally Financed New Home Sales Reach Nine-year High in 2016 NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing...

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Residential Construction Employment Growing
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Residential Construction Employment Growing

The count of unfilled jobs in the overall construction sector declined recently, as residential construction employment accelerated in the last...

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Standards on CRE Loans Tighten as Demand Weakens
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Standards on CRE Loans Tighten as Demand Weakens

The most recent iteration of the Federal Reserve Board's Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOS), which covers the fourth quarter of 2016,...

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Nation Moves Closer to Recovery
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Nation Moves Closer to Recovery

For the country as a whole, the NAHB/First American Leadings Markets Index (LMI), released today, rose to.99 in the fourth quarter of 2016,.01...

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The Employment Situation in January – Status Quo Good
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The Employment Situation in January – Status Quo Good

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Employment Situation report for January including the standard annual revisions to earlier years....

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Consumer Confidence Decreased in January
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Consumer Confidence Decreased in January

Consumer confidence decreased in January after reaching a 15-year high in December. The Consumer Confidence Index, reported by the Conference Board...

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Home Price Continued to Rise in November
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Home Price Continued to Rise in November

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the Home Price Index for November. The Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index rose at a seasonally adjusted...

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55+ Housing Market Ends Fourth Quarter on Record-High
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55+ Housing Market Ends Fourth Quarter on Record-High

The single-family 55+ Housing Market Index (55+ HMI) jumped eight points to 67 in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the National Association...

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Homeownership Rate Bottoming Out?
Blog 3 weeks ago
Homeownership Rate Bottoming Out?

According to the Census Bureau's Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the U.S. homeownership rate was 63.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis in the fourth...

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Residential Construction Spending Ends 2016 on High Note
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Residential Construction Spending Ends 2016 on High Note

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending grew 0.5% in December 2016 to a...

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Federal Open Market Committee January/February Meeting – No News is Good News
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Federal Open Market Committee January/February Meeting – No News is Good News

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the monetary policy arm of the Federal Reserve System, concluded its two-day meeting and released a...

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