Items Tagged with 'Housing Market'


  • 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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  • From HW Magazine

    SFR scales up

    With homeownership out of reach for many, single-family rentals continue to boom
    Single-family rental homes have long been an important piece of the housing economy and in recent years have taken on new importance. Following the housing crisis, more Americans and their families are choosing to rent and have decided that a single-family home is the best option to fit their needs.
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  • Value of U.S. housing market climbs to record $31.8 trillion

    Renters now spending at record high
    The total value of all homes in the U.S. increased in 2017 to a total $31.8 trillion, according to the latest report from Zillow. To put it in perspective, the total value of the housing market is 1.5 times greater than the gross domestic product of the U.S., and nearly three times that of China.
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  • Houston housing market still going strong post Harvey

    One of the most affordable housing markets in country
    The Houston metro continues to thrive even after Hurricane Harvey swept through the area, and buyer demand remains high. One expert explained that after the hurricane, many homeowners may choose to rebuild their homes, but at a more elevated level.
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