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Analysis: Economist warns that housing markets buyers face increasing troubles
sentiment.(Photo: Keith Srakocic, AP) From a broad view, the U.S. housing market looks very healthy. Demand is high, employment and wages are growing, and mortgage rates are low. But the nation......

Rockford’s housing market doing better than Illinois overall
The Rockford housing market continues to outpace the rest of Illinois in sales gains and year-over-year price increases, the Rockford Area Realtors said in a press release. Winnebago County......

Second Quarter Delinquencies Remain Low, CMBS Increases Slightly
office buildings, apartment buildings, shopping centers, or other income-producing properties.  The FDIC delinquency rates for bank and thrift held mortgages reported here do include loans backed......

‘Worse Than Anything You’ve Seen on TV’
of Coldwell Banker Heritage Homes in West Memphis, Ark., and a 2015 NAR vice president, has maintained close contact with Puerto Rico association executives. Ford, who helped establish the association......

First-Time Home Buyers Remain Skittish
decrease to 58.8 percent from 59 percent in the first quarter. NAR writes on its Economists’ Outlook blog that there are 6 million fewer households within those age groups that own homes in......

4-Bedroom Houses to Lose Favor in the Future?
Big Reason Millennials Want Smaller Homes – And It Could Change the Housing Market ,” Apartment Therapy (Sept. 25, 2017) and “ Adults Who Opt Not to Have Kids Cause Ripple Effects in U.S. Housing...

REALTORS® Gear Up for Tax Reform Battle
and more attractive for investment while cutting taxes for the middle class. NAR has been making its concerns about this kind of tax reform known for several years. These include eliminating......

New-home sales cool, supply jumps as storms strike South
fallout from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to government data Tuesday. Single-family home sales fell 3.4% month-to-month to a 560,000 annualized pace (the estimate was 585,000) after......

Home Prices Rose Again In July With The Pacific Northwest Seeing The Biggest Gains
and that builder sentiment has leveled off. Looking ahead, he added, "The housing market will face two contradicting challenges during the rest of 2017 and into 2018. First, rebuilding following......

High home prices may be hitting their limit
the past year because a roughly 0.5 percentage point gain in mortgage rates over that period has caused the mortgage payment – principal and interest – on that median-priced home to increase......

12 cities where homeowners cashed in big after the housing bubble burst
which puts the average annual dollar gain at approximately $5,400. "The housing market can change a lot in 10 years, and you see that reflected in this top 10 list," said Zillow Chief Economist......

Homebuying Demand Continues to Outpace Supply in Many States
damaged properties (single-family, mobile, and multi-family). [2] [1] In generating the indices, NAR uses data for the last three surveys to have close to 30 observations. Small states......

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HOME Survey: Economic and Financial Outlook, Attitudes About Home Buying and Selling on the Rise
the direction of the economy and their finances. That’s according to NAR’s third quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey 1 , which also found that two-thirds of households......

Consumers Upbeat, So Why Are Sales Falling?
good time to sell—a new survey high. So why are sales fledgling? NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun says some consumers aren’t following through on what they say they’re going to do. “The pace......

When is it smart to do a cash-out refinance?
a house that's worth $250,000. You have recently looked up mortgage rates and have discovered that you can snag a lower rate if you refinance. You also would like to free up cash to pay for......