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5 ways a government shutdown will affect mortgage lending
of Housing and Urban Development does "not expect the impact on the housing market to be significant, as long as the shutdown is brief," according to a section of its website addressing the potential......

Where Amazon’s HQ2 May Help Housing Most
its second U.S. headquarters has the power to transform the local housing market,” says Javier Vivas, director of economic research at realtor.com®. “The city that gets selected will immediately......

Have We Seen the Last of 3% Mortgage Rates?
mortgage, is building."  Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Jan. 18: 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.04 percent, with an......

‘Disappointing’ Housing Starts Close Out 2017
to move 1.6 percent lower in 2018 to 354,000 units. NAR has been urging home builders to focus on moderately priced homes that cater to first-time buyers. “The entry-level price point is in......

NAR Statement on Possible Federal Government Shutdown
National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall issued the following statement......

Inventory levels hit crisis numbers in hottest housing markets
homebuilding this year, suggesting that limited supply may continue to drive the housing market in 2018. "Tight inventory fueled by a tight labor market and low interest rates propelled home......

Home Sales Reach Peak, but Inventory Low
down from 73 days in 2016. ELGIN, IL—Home sales in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago area reached an 11-year......

Albuquerque housing market ends 2017 on a high note
The metro Albuquerque housing market closed out 2017 on a high note, according to the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors. The association said there were 11,477 single-family home......

Baton Rouge area home sales drop in November
Baton Rouge-area home sales dropped by 16% in November from the year before, the result of continued tough comparisons with the sales gains resulting from the August 2016 flood. There were......