Items Tagged with 'housing supply'

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  • Zillow: The rent growth fever just broke

    For the first time in six years, year-over-year rent growth is flat
    The rent growth fever may have just broken. For the first time in six years, year-over-year rent growth is flat. According to a new report from Zillow, the national median rent in August came in at $1,440, unchanged from a year ago. This is the sixth consecutive month of slowing rent growth and month 27 of sub-3% annual growth.
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  • First-time homebuyers struggle amid rising affordability challenges

    Can only afford 20% of housing stock in some markets
    A new study from NAR and realtor.com shows affordability continues to slip across the U.S., falling even further from last year as home prices continue to rise and mortgage rates increase. NAR explained that while wages are increasing, so are home prices. Here’s what can be done to combat the rising affordability issues.
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  • Mark Calabria: Trump administration "committed" to ending conservatorship

    Pence’s chief economist renews commitment for GSE reform
    During a wide-ranging discussion about the government’s role in housing, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief economist Mark Calabria revealed Wednesday that the Trump administration is "committed" to ending the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. What else did Calabria say? Click through to find out.
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  • Economics panel: "No reason the current homeowner today will want to sell"

    Affordability could plummet in 2018
    During a panel at the CoreLogic and Urban Institute Housing Finance conference, CoreLogic’s chief economist forecasted home prices will rise as interest rates continue to increase over the next few years, making housing affordability a challenge for many prospective buyers. But one economist questions if homeowners will even want to sell in the first place.
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  • Existing home sales drop to lowest point since last year

    Supply levels continue to subdue activity
    Existing home sales decreased for the third consecutive month to the lowest point since last year. While some experts point to hurricanes Irma and Harvey, others say these happened too soon to affect the data in August. One thing they agree on: the lack of housing inventory continues to hold back home sales.
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  • Realtor.com: Here’s why Baby Boomers keep Millennials from buying homes

    They're just going to stay put, thank you very much
    A new study shows the greatest obstacle to the housing inventory shortages plaguing the market: Baby Boomers. As it turns out, this generation prefers to age in place, much like previous generations. The difference this time, however, is the sudden increase in the population of 55 to 74 years.
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