Tag: Market Conditions

NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Ticks Up in April

The national reading for home builder confidence rose one point to an index reading of 83 in April; the National Association of Home Builders predicted a reading of 84. Component readings for April’s national index readings were mixed. Builder confidence in current market conditions for single-family homes rose one point to 88. Builder confidence in market conditions for single-family homes in the next six months fell two points to 81 but homebuilder confidence in buyer traffic in new home developments rose two points to an index reading of 75.


NAHB: Rising Demand for Homes Boosts Builder Confi...

Builder confidence in housing market conditions reached a new record high in November according to the National Association of Home Builders. November’s index reading of 90 was five points higher than in October. Index readings over 50 indicate positive builder sentiment toward market conditions. Readings for the Housing Market Index fell below 50 in April and May as the COVID-19 pandemic grew.


What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week &#...

Last week’s economic news included readings on inflation, retail sales, and a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The University of Michigan released a preliminary reading of its Consumer Sentiment Survey; weekly readings on mortgage rates and initial jobless claims were also released.


The Narrowing Gap Between Renting And Buying A Hom...

According to data compiled by Realtor.com in the fourth quarter of 2019, it is still more affordable overall to rent versus buy a home — but just barely. The median monthly mortgage payment at the end of 2019 was $1,600, while the median monthly rent payment was $1,319. This is largely due to steadily-increasing rates, rising home prices, and near-record-low mortgage rates.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns Lead To Drop In Mo...

The issues surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic have impacted the entire world. This includes the stock market right here at home. The stock market has plummeted and so, too, have mortgage rates. While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) gives everyone cause for concern, real estate agents are saying that now is the right time to buy a house.

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