Items Tagged with 'Housing Market'

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  • CBS: 3 reasons to worry about the housing market

    Article warns looming issues could cause strain
    Trouble is brewing in the U.S. housing market, some claim, asserting fear that another housing bubble could be on the horizon. A CBS article said “storm clouds are gathering,” pointing to three factors it called worrisome for the future of the housing market.
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  • Growing number of Americans say now is a bad time to buy a home

    Suggests lingering memories of the housing crash may slow home price growth
    There’s been a distinct uptick over the past year in the number of Americans who say now is a bad time to buy a home, and a sizable number point to high home prices as the primary reason. But caution might be a good thing, according to one think tank, as it could serve as a necessary weight tempering housing demand.
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  • Ryan rejects Trump’s looming trade war

    Trade war could potentially make mortgage rates unaffordable for homebuyers
    House Speaker Paul Ryan rejected President Trump’s recent trade policies, warning of the potential harm tariffs could have on the U.S economy, according to an article by Ana Edgerton for Bloomberg. Trump’s trade war has the potential to negatively impact the housing market because surging inflation could result in higher mortgage rates.
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  • CoreLogic: Home values increase in all 50 states

    Construction and supply are still roadblocks
    Home prices for all 50 states increased year over year in April as construction and supply continue to impact the housing market. CoreLogic explained new construction has failed to keep up with and meet new housing growth or replace existing inventory.
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  • NAR midyear forecast: Despite inventory, home sales expected to rise in 2018

    But affordability brings challenges
    Several speakers at the 2018 Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo stated that they are forecasting a slight increase in home sales for 2018, but that growth won't come without some obstacles. Despite a strengthening economy, wage growth and improving job market, issues like low supply and affordability may threaten the rate of increase for home sales in 2018, according to the speakers.
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  • Millennials face more obstacles to home buying than other generations

    Unemployment and debt may be key factors
    Millennials are having an especially tough time buying homes. Some say it’s because rent and home prices are too expensive, or that there aren’t enough homes at the lower end of the market. Other people say it’s because they are waiting longer to start families. This report shows the current state of Millennials in the market.
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  • Americans more confident than ever before in housing market

    But still hesitant about buying a home
    Americans are growing more confident in housing, and a new report from Fannie Mae even shows they are more confident than ever before. In fact, five of the six components that make up Fannie's survey increased in April. Here's more about that, and which component fell from last month.
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  • Home builders: Baby Boomers are not buying homes

    But expect to see gradual growth
    Builder confidence in the single-family housing market for those over 55 years old dropped, but the housing sector reports strong demand, according to the latest Housing Market Index released by the National Association of Home Builders.
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