8 Twitter housing accounts you need to follow
FHFA launches Twitter platform
The housing industry is on high alert, with constant changes and updates being made to regulations and constantly fluctuating markets.
And as the market continuously shifts, Twitter is there to give you constant, daily updates in 140 characters or less.
These eight accounts can tell a quick and helpful story for what is going on in the housing market and economy.
Most recently, the Federal Housing Finance Agency decided to join the bandwagon and start a twitter account.
So first, go follow @FHFA on Twitter, and you could also have the privilege of being among the first people to follow the housing agency.
According to the FHFA, it launched its Twitter account to increase the availability and accessibility of FHFA news. The FHFA will use @FHFA to tweet links to speeches, testimony, news releases, research papers, monthly and quarterly reports and other select announcements.
As of yet, the FHFA has not tweeted anything, but Fannie and Freddie’s twitters are good substitutes.
"April survey results suggest that consumer confidence is moving in a positive direction." - Doug Duncan, Chief Econ. http://t.co/lfGWaxfRQb— Fannie Mae (@FannieMae) May 8, 2014
Mortgage rates down again. 30yr fxd avgs 4.21% (a low for the year), 15yr fxd avgs 3.32%. Chart: http://t.co/IUuekFhSHT— Freddie Mac (@FreddieMac) May 8, 2014
Then, with the industry focusing on what's going on with tapering, the Federal Reserve would be a useful follow. It would also be wise to follow the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
For updates on top housing trade groups, follow the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association.
300 of 351 metro markets have seen YOY economic gains, according to May NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index. http://t.co/sbWH0Nn5Dr— NAHB Communications (@NAHBMedia) May 6, 2014
Is your home ready for summer? NAHB shares 10 tips for preparing a home for the warmer months ahead: http://t.co/hgfHVdojGd— REALTORS® (@REALTORS) May 8, 2014
Ultimately, for the most current and factual news on the housing market, be sure to follow HousingWire. Yes, I may be a little biased, but we are focused on housing news that moves markets forward. Make sure to stay tuned to HousingWire to help make sense of the real estate economy.