Blog categorized as Housing Analysis

Welders. Electricians. Machinists. Framers. Skilled tradesmen and women are at their most lacking ever, according to the Manpower Group. But just wait a few years. The skills gap is likely to become more pronounced.   Because these jobs are more physically demanding than the typical job, it com...
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Home sales surge, per the National Association of Realtors 2015 home sales surged the highest levels since 2006. Home Sales1-22-2016
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 10:54 am | Updated: 5:15 pm, Fri Jan 22, 2016.

The National Assoc...
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2016 housing market predictions
Mortgage rates will rise, and rising rates will hit first-time home buyers the hardest, predicts CNBC's Diana Olick
28.12.15 11:12 PM - Comment(s)
Jan 8 2014, 1:18PM
Rising home prices are returning more and more homes to a positive equity position and RealtyTrac said today that about 31 percent of the homes currently in the process of foreclosure now appear to have some value above the balances of their mortgages  Biggest Quarterly Dr...
09.01.14 07:57 PM - Comment(s)
MND NewsWire - 11:26AM
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) blamed higher interest rates for the slipping home sales numbers reflected in its pending home sales report. The Pending Home Sales Index ..
29.08.13 03:53 PM - Comment(s)
The Housing recovery is finding the right pace.
29.08.13 04:07 AM - Comment(s)

U.S. housing markets continue to drive the economic recovery according to data released by RealtyTrac Inc.

National home prices rose by 11.90 percent year-over-year for June.

48 states reported rising home prices with only Delaware and Mississippi reporting lower home prices. Nevada led the states wit...

08.08.13 03:53 PM - Comment(s)
Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week August 5 2013Mortgage rates were basically flat ahe end of last week.  The last three days of the week provided only a glimpse of market volatility. The FOMC statement indicated that the Federal Reserve has not set a date for rolling back its quantitative easing program and ADP reported more private sector ...
05.08.13 03:52 PM - Comment(s)
Case Shiller Home Price Index Shows Rising Prices For May 2013The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index (HPI) released Tuesday presented solid evidence that the housing recovery continued during the month of May. The Case-Shiller 20-City Index showed increasing home prices for all 20 cities. Highest Year-Over-Year Gains Included Theses Cities:
  • San Francisco, CA...
31.07.13 04:08 PM - Comment(s)
Last week brought a mixed bag of economic news.  Mortgage rates rose slightly last week, trading was calm as many were on summer vacations.  It will be worth returning from vacation for this week as lots of items are on the economic calendar.


This week expect lots of rate volatility star...
29.07.13 03:52 PM - Comment(s)
7/22/13 Wall Street Journal
" Over the past two months, mortgage rates have jumped by a full percentage point; this has only happened twice since 1994, an article in The Wall Street Journal said. However, rates could rise to 6% or prices could rise an additional 20% before housing would becom...
22.07.13 10:26 PM - Comment(s)
What's Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week July 22 2013Mortgage rates improved slightly last week., as economic news was a mixed bag with retail sales and housing starts coming in lower than expected, but home builder confidence in housing markets increased. Weekly jobless claims fell, and Fed Chair Ben Bernanke testified before the Senate, saying that ...
22.07.13 03:52 PM - Comment(s)

Home Builder Confidence Rises To Highest Level Since January 2006The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) / Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) rose in July.

Home builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes rose six points to a reading of 57. NAHB reports that this was the third consecutive rise in the HMI and its highest ...

18.07.13 03:52 PM - Comment(s)

Is It Possible That Your Gender May Influence Your Home Mortgage ApprovalIf you are applying for a joint mortgage on your property with your spouse or partner, the name that goes first could have more of an impact than you might think.

A 2010 study by the Woodstock Institute showed that mortgage lenders were inclined to show favoritism when men were the lead borrowers on ...

10.07.13 03:53 PM - Comment(s)