Mortgage rates worsened for the week ending February 8, 2013 in response to strong economic data in the US and abroad.
Single-Family Housing Starts Remain Strong
Single-family housing starts were above 500,000 for the fourth straight month in July, a mark not met since the federal home buyer tax credit of 2010.
New Home Sales Rise For 7th Month Out Of 8
The April New Home Sales report suggests that the market for newly-built homes is as strong as the market for existing ones.
Homebuilder Confidence Moves To 5-Year High
After a brief dip in April, the National Association of Homebuilders reports that the Housing Market Index rose 5 points in May to 29.
Homebuilder Confidence Slips 3 Points In April
For the first time in 3 months, homebuilder confidence has slipped.
Buyer Foot Traffic Through New Construction Up Nearly Threefold Since 2009
Home builder confidence in the newly-built, single-family housing market remains high.
Homebuilder Confidence Returns To Pre-Recession Levels
For the sixth straight month, the National Association of Homebuilders reports that homebuilder confidence is on the rise. The Housing Market Index climbed four points to 29 in February, the index’s highest reading since May 2007.
Behind The Housing Starts Headlines, The Story That Matters
Single-family housing starts climbed 4 percent last month to 470,000 units on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. This is the highest number of Single-Family Housing Starts since April 2010 — the last month of last year’s home buyer tax credit.
Home Builders Experiencing Heavy Foot Traffic And Higher Sales Volume
In another good sign for the housing market, today’s home builders believe that the housing market has turned a corner. Homebuilder confidence is at a 19-month high.
Housing Starts Rising; New Construction Turns The Corner?
Another day, another signal that the market for newly-built homes is improving. Single-Family Housing Starts rose to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized 430,000 units in October — a 4 percent increase from September and the highest reading in 3 months.