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Mar 07, 2018

Does Median Household Income Have Anything To Do With It?

Today’s News Synopsis: Trulia says housing is getting more affordable (not a typo).  At the same time, builders are telling Congress that progress is being made on regulatory reform, but there is still much to be done.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported 0.3% increase in mortgage applications from last week.

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Feb 16, 2017

Housing Affordability at Lowest in 8 Years, Yet Still Remains Positive

Today’s News Synopsis: The latest study from ATTOM Data Solutions showed that of the homes valued at a total of $4.9 trillion, 17.3 million of them are in zip codes where environmental hazards are a high risk.  The latest HUD and Census Bureau reports showed housing starts decreased 2.6% to

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Jan 11, 2017

NAHB Stated Multifamily Market Continues To Remain Strong Despite Slight Slowdown

Today’s News Synopsis: The NAHB gave an update on the multifamily housing market at their latest International Builders’ Show, saying it has slowed down a little but continues to remain strong.  On the same note, Freddie Mac was named the top lender for multifamily loans for the second consecutive year.

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May 27, 2016

Ralph McLaughlin of Trulia #488

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Ralph McLaughlin. Ralph is the Chief Economist for Trulia and leads their housing and economics research team. He provides house hunters with key insights about the economy as well as housing trends and public policy. His educational background includes a BS in

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May 20, 2016

NAR Reported Existing-Home Sales Increased 1.7%

Sources: NAHB Index Unchanged in May, Pointing to Steady Housing Growth Housing Starts Up 6.6 Percent in April Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Existing home sales manage to increase two months straight ‘Zombie’ foreclosures down 30% in second quarter Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate about to start

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May 20, 2016

The Economy and the Outlook for Real Estate with Ralph McLaughlin of Trulia #487

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Ralph McLaughlin. Ralph is the Chief Economist for Trulia and leads their housing and economics research team. He provides house hunters with key insights about the economy as well as housing trends and public policy. His educational background includes a BS in geography

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Apr 26, 2016

More People Retiring Cannot Decide Between Buying or Renting

Today’s News Synopsis:   The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Index shows home prices are finally starting to even out with them increasing 5.3% in February.  Consumer confidence, on the other hand, decreased beyond expectations this month, now standing at 94.2.  More and more people who are retiring cannot decide if they want

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Apr 01, 2016

Rob Hahn of 7DS Associates #480

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce this week and is joined again by Rob Hahn. He is the founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates, a strategy and consulting firm rooted in strategic analysis and data. His most recent venture neighborhood was in advocates. He helps realtors use policy

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Mar 14, 2016

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Data On States With Highest Taxes on Properties

Today’s News Synopsis:   Unlike the millennial generation, more baby boomers are choosing to own a home as opposed to renting.  Mortgage debt on commercial and multifamily properties showed strong increase in 2015, increasing to $2.83 trillion in the fourth quarter.  The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their list of

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Jan 19, 2016

Latest S&P Report Shows Improving Consumer Credit With Increase in Mortgage Default Rate

  Today’s News Synopsis:   The NAHB reported builder confidence continues to remain firm, coming in at 60 this month.  According to the latest S&P Dow Jones Indices, consumer credit is making a comeback with the continuing increase in the mortgage default rate.  Meanwhile, foreclosures decreased by 21.8% according to

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