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.

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.

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.