Dec 17, 2019

Who Doesn’t Love Nooks and Crannies?

Today’s News Synopsis: What are the best features of old houses?  HUD and the Commerce Department reported single-family housing starts increased 3.2% last month.  Although renting has been a big thing over the last decade, more older, wealthier, and suburban people are starting to do it. In The News: Realtor.com –

Read more
Jul 17, 2019

More Affordable Homes On The Way

Today’s News Synopsis: Builders pivot meets the needs of Millennials.  June saw an increase in single-family housing starts last month.  However, another realtor survey showed foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate is declining significantly. In The News: NAHB – “Single-Family Starts Increase in June” (7-17-2019) “Single-family gains helped offset a

Read more
Dec 19, 2018

Are You Checking It Twice?

Today’s News Synopsis: 2019 Winter home maintenance To-Do list.  Existing-home sales increased for the second month in a row by 1.9% to 5.32 million.  However, they were lower year-over-year as a result of what was believed to be affordability still being an issue. In The News: NAHB – “Single-Family Starts Drop

Read more
Dec 19, 2017

End The Year With Some Good News

Today’s News Synopsis: Economy Expected to End 2017 on a Cheerful Note.  As builder confidence continues to increase, housing starts on single-family homes increased 3.3% in November.  The National Association of Realtors said the drive to build more walkable communities is being pushed by both the millennials and silent generation.

Read more
Dec 16, 2015

After Long Process, Fed Has Decided to Raise Interest Rates

Today’s News Synopsis:   Breaking News: After a long process, the Fed made the decision today to raise interest rates by 25 basis points.  Housing starts for single-family homes increased 10.5% according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.  Despite having been passed in

Read more
Nov 19, 2014

Housing Starts for Single-Family homes Increase 4.2%

  Today’s News Synopsis: Housing starts for single-family homes increased 4.2% in October, although production as a whole decreased 2.8%.  Foreclosure sales decreased 36% year-over-year in the third quarter, totaling almost 108,000.  Mortgage applications showed increased this past week, up 4.9%. In The News: DS News – “Lawmakers Ask Financial

Read more

members of