Tag Archives: housing

Detroit Initiatives Aim to Boost Housing

Detroit is trying to attract new residents, as nonprofit groups begin offering incentives to encourage more people to buy a home in Motor City. One of the newest programs starting next...

Shut Out of the Housing Market? First-Timers Dwindle

First-time home buyers are particularly being hit hard by rising prices and tougher credit standards — and their decreasing market share proves it. The National Association of...

Weather Blamed for Freeze on Housing Starts

Construction on new single-family homes and apartments dropped 16 percent, to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 880,000 in January, the Commerce Department reports. This marks the...

This Housing Market Is Sizzling

The housing market is hot in Miami. The city known as the “Capital of Latin America” posted its third consecutive record sales year as well as two years of double-digit price...

NAHB: Housing Recovery Threatened by Flat Wages

While job growth is picking up across the country, wages remain flat, which is holding back a more robust recovery, the National Association of Home Builders wrote in a recent blog...

Study: Blacks Being Sidelined in Housing Market

African-Americans are less likely to apply for a mortgage and 2.4 times more likely to be denied than whites, according to a recent joint study conducted by the National Urban League...

Smaller Housing Markets Leading Recovery

As more housing markets return to normal, smaller markets are leading the pack, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index. The latest...

Housing Moves Toward ‘Healthy Equilibrium’

The housing market is finding its center again, showing signs of greater balance, according to realtor.com’s latest National Housing Trend Report. The analysis finds year-over-year...

Gov’t Reopens, Averts Housing Impact

President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan measure early Thursday to end a 16-day partial government shutdown and avert a U.S. default on its debts. The measure had been passed by the...

New Sign of Housing Recovery’s Hold?

Out of 350 metros across the country, 52 have returned to or exceeded their pre-recession levels, according to a new index debuted by the National Association of Home Builders and...