Items Tagged with 'Census'


  • New home sales pick up the pace on lower mortgage rates

    Housing market strongest in a year
    Sales of new homes rose in February to the highest level in almost a year as lower mortgage rates enticed buyers. New homes are considered a leading indicator of the spring market because they can take about six months to finish and families who want to move before the start of the school year in September have to sign contracts earlier than existing homebuyers.
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  • Rent just hit an all-time high… again

    Rents just keep on climbing
    With more and more renters feeling the affordability crunch, there seemed to be some light on the horizon recently with the steady rise in rents appearing to finally slow down over the last few months. Nevermind. As it turns out, rents are still going up and just hit an all-time high, again.
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  • Homeownership rate rises to highest level since 2014

    Continues slow trek back above historic lows
    The national homeownership rate continued its slow trek back above last year’s historic lows in the third quarter, rising to levels not seen since 2014. The homeownership rate is now a full percentage point above 2016’s second quarter, when it fell to it lowest level since 1965.
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  • Homeownership rate falls again, nearing all-time low

    So much for the supposed recovery
    Just over two months ago, it seemed like there might finally be a light at the end of the tunnel as the homeownership rate in the United States increased for the second straight quarter, after falling to a 48-year low in the second quarter of 2015. But as it turns out, that growth may have been a mirage.
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  • Yes, housing starts fell in December, but all is not lost

    November’s upwardly revised totals make December look a little worse
    The housing start rollercoaster continued in December, with housing starts falling in December from November, which saw a significant increase from October’s unexpectedly dramatic drop. But several economists noted that the December data, while appearing negative, is actually a positive for housing.
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  • Housing starts miss expectations dropping to three-month low

    "But this is a mere blip on the radar"
    Housing starts fell to a three month low of 1.126 million in August, missing expectations of 1.116 million. However, the culprit behind the drop isn't so mysterious. And according to one lending executive, although August housing starts disappointed, this is a mere blip on the radar.
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