Tag Archives: housing

Income Increases Boosting Housing Optimism

The number of households saying their income is significantly higher than it was a year ago is on the rise, as is the number expecting their financial situation to continue to move...

Improving Economy Helps Buoy Housing

Recent drops in oil prices and mortgage rates, along with positive tailwinds in the economy, are helping to jump-start the housing market in the new year, according to Freddie Mac’s...

How the 2014 Housing Market Will Shape 2015

The real estate market has shown a build-up of housing momentum this year – “fueled by significant improvements in economic fundamentals, low mortgage rates, and compressed...

Ferguson Case Takes Toll on Housing Market

The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., stemming from the recent protests and riots over the acquittal of a police officer who shot an unarmed teenager, has dampened the real estate market in the...

‘Zombies’ Terrorizing Housing Market Less

Zombie foreclosures — homes in the foreclosure process that are vacant — are lessening their trail of destruction on housing markets. They made up about 18 percent of all active...

Housing Is Missing 700K in Sales

A drop in single-family home sales – both new-homes and existing-homes – over the past few years equates to a real estate market that is at least 700,000 shy in annual home sales,...

Housing Hit by a ‘Hangover’

Last year, many real estate markets saw double-digit price appreciation – some by as much as 20 percent – which prompted warnings of another “bubble” forming in the sector....

HUD’s $38M Fight for Fair Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is on a mission to end housing discrimination and arm local communities with tools to better enforce the Fair Housing Act. To do...

Freddie: Housing Market Stuck in a Rut

The housing market is struggling to maintain momentum as housing prices moderate and mortgage applications fall, Freddie Mac reports in its latest Multi-Indicator Market Index. In...

‘Normalized’ Economy to Prop Up Housing?

A pick-up in the economy is expected to help propel the housing market forward, with an increase in household formation and a stronger recovery, according to Freddie Mac’s...