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Builders are super confident, but they're not building more homes. There are several reasons for this.
A monthly reading of homebuilder confidence spiked 7 points in December, its first measure done after the presidential election.
The supply of affordable houses available for first-time buyers remains tight, leaving many on the sidelines.
Borrowers are still adjusting to a housing market with higher rates.
A great debate is going on over whether rising rates will really matter to housing.
Investors may be missing out on a good buy, especially in one fast-growing REIT sector: warehouses.
Home equity lines of credit are susceptible to a rise in interest rates, which means they just got more expensive.
The bleeding in the mortgage business appears to have slowed, following a sharp rise in mortgage rates postelection.
Since Trump's victory, rising mortgage rates have made homes the least affordable since the Great Recession.
The incoming presidential administration is apparently not afraid to take a homeownership bonus: The mortgage interest deduction.
Signed contracts to buy existing homes rose just 0.1 percent month-to-month in October.
Mortgage application volume in the Thanksgiving week dropped to the lowest level since early January.
Home prices were 5.5 percent higher than September of 2015, up from the 5.1 percent annual gain in August.
A postelection spike in mortgage rates may have scared potential homebuyers into a contract before rates move even higher.
For those with more of a cushion, the rise in monthly payments is frustrating; for those on the edge of ownership, it can mean no deal.
Homebuilder sentiment held steady in November at 63 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.
After Donald Trump emerged the winner, total mortgage application volume fell 9.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis last week.
Mortgage rates have now moved nearly a half a percentage point higher since Donald Trump was elected president.
Donald Trump promised a better standard of living for all, but the stock market's response to his victory is making it harder to buy a home.
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