Items Tagged with 'Housing Market'

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  • Home builders: Baby Boomer home sales disappoint

    Data suggests more Boomers are staying put
    Builder confidence in the housing market for those 55 years of age and older is slipping, highlighting a recent trend showing that Baby Boomers staying put rather than downsizing. According to the latest Housing Market Index from the National Association of Home Builders, sales of single-family homes to those 55 and older declined seven points the third quarter.
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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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