After delays due to the government shutdown and a large downward revision for August new home sales, the gains aren't quite what they seem.» Read More
For the fifth straight month in October existing home sales fell, as the government shutdown added to an overall slowdown in the U.S. housing market.
The recovery, along with the realization that housing prices can fall nationally, has given rise to coverage protecting against negative equity.
Sales of existing home sales nationally fell 3.2 percent in October, but in the West they were down 7 percent.
Home remodeling projects jumped 14 percent in September from a year ago. The trends, however, are changing, according to a new report from BuildFax.
Heated competition for depleted inventory means shoppers must have all their financials lined up before they even hit an open house.
Mortgage credit is still tight, but there are signs that the noose is loosening in response to lower mortgage volume.
Although the jobs report was good, a housing recovery still needs more construction, more jobs for younger Americans and more credit.
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First-time buyers, who usually represent 40 percent of the market, have been falling steadily out of the market, especially lately.
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Despite some buyers being sidelined, the Case Shiller index co-founder said homes are still roughly where they were 25 to 50 years ago.
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Federal regulators will allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to continue funding higher-priced mortgages, at least through the middle of next year.
The reason is largely that incomes, which are up just about 3 percent from a year ago, are not keeping pace with home prices.
Seemingly unaffected by the end of the 16-day partial U.S. government shutdown, mortgage applications barely moved last week.
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After delays due to the government shutdown and a large downward revision for August sales, gains aren't what they seem.
The average rate for a 30-year mortgage fell 30 basis points, and new home sales responded with their biggest monthly jump in more than 33 years.
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes recorded their biggest increase in nearly 33-1/2 years in October, even as mortgage rates rose.