According to the July 2014 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, there was a significant slowdown in U.S. home price increases. Nineteen of the 20 cities saw lower annual returns in July.
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), pending home sales slowed in August 2014, but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year.
According to RealtyTrac's August 2014 U.S Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of 4,508,559 in August.
According to CoreLogic this week, nearly 950,000 U.S. homes returned to positive equity in the second quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity in the U.S. to more than 44 million.
RealtyTrac is now reporting this week that many U.S. housing markets are now seeing a shift in both baby boomer and millennial population migration patterns.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 19, 2014, mortgage applications decreased 4.1 percent from one week earlier.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 18 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in August.
The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) reported this week that diminished housing affordability continued to hold back pending home sales for the fifth straight month in August as rising home prices contributed to a further reduction in the share of distressed home sales.
Based on new data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), new residential construction activity in the U.S. reported declines in multiple construction categories for August 2014.
According to Florida Realtors, Florida's housing market reported higher median prices and rising inventory in August 2014. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 21,594 last month, up 4.2 percent over the August 2013 figure.
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), after four consecutive months of gains, existing-home sales slipped in August 2014 as investors paying in cash retreated from the market.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, multifamily production dropped 31.7 percent in August, causing housing starts nationwide to fall 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units.
According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average fixed rate mortgage made their biggest one-week gain so far this year.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 12, 2014, mortgage applications increased 7.9 percent from one week earlier.
The NAHB reported today that U.S. homebuilder confidence rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) reported this week California home sales declined in August, reversing two months of increases, but the median home price did rise from the previous month.
According to Zillow, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. is currently 4.19 percent, up 14 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose steadily last week, peaking at 4.30 percent on Sunday before easing down to the current rate.
According to the newly released Top 100 Best Places to Live list by Livability.com, Madison City Wisconsin took top honors in 2014.
While the single-family building sector in the U.S. is slowly chugging along, the multifamily sector, especially apartment buildings for rent, continue its strong rebound according to Freddie Mac's U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for September 2014.
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