Items Tagged with 'Census Bureau'

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  • Multifamily volatility drags down housing starts

    Single-family construction remains solid
    Housing starts decreased 5.3% in September, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Scott Volling, Principal, PwC said regional results indicate that weather may have had an impact on housing starts.
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  • Redfin: Supply of for-sale homes surge in the West

    San Jose experienced the largest year-over-year supply increase across U.S. metros
    Redfin reports after more than six years of tight supply and surging home prices, the third quarter of 2018 has been a critical moment for the housing market in many West Coast metro areas. Notably, San Jose experienced the largest year-over-year supply increase across the country.
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  • New home sales increase, but remain underwhelming

    Despite 3.5% uptick in August, numbers are lackluster
    Sales of new single-family houses increased 3.5% to 629,000 in August, up from July’s 608,000 sales and 12.7% above sales in August last year. Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas said it’s a sign of the times that what might normally be seen as lackluster new home sales is likely to be warmly received.
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  • Decreasing home sales reveal an underwhelming market

    Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas thinks the market is in trouble
    New home sales decreased in July as the market continues to remain relatively static, according to the new report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas said that home sales once again disappointed expectations, indicating that the market is in trouble.
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  • Decreasing home sales signal homebuilder pessimism

    New home sales decrease 5.3% in June
    New home sales decreased in June but slightly increased from last year, according to the new report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas questions if sputtering permits in the first half of 2018 could possibly reflect growing homebuilder pessimism.
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  • Housing construction modestly grows despite rising costs

    Lumber costs deterring growth
    Although construction slightly increased in May, construction prices prove to be a deterrence to growth, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. One expert states that more jobs could possibly lead to an increase in production, however, builders are still worried about the increase in construction prices.
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  • Report: Hispanic household wealth continues to climb

    But politics threaten long-term commitment
    Financial investments are accelerating among the U.S. Hispanic population, but today's current political climate is causing hesitation about long-term financial commitments, according to the Hispanic Wealth Project's 2018 annual report.
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  • Is the rent finally too damn high? Rent households fall again, homeownership holds steady

    Median asking rent continues climbing
    Is a combination of high rents and shifting demographics driving a move from renting to buying? The latest data from the Census Bureau shows that may be exactly what’s happening. On Thursday, the Census released its quarterly report on residential vacancies and homeownership. And the report had some good news and bad news, depending on which industry you’re in.
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  • New home sales finish 2017 at highest level in a decade

    More new homes sold last year than in any year since 2007
    Earlier this week, a report from the National Association of Realtors showed that 2017 was the best year for existing home sales since 2006. As it turns out, existing homes weren’t the only ones selling at a record level last year.
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