Economics



News
March 20, 2013

A new study shows the risk of mortgage default is one-third lower for energy-efficient, Energy Star-rated homes—a factor lenders and Congress should consider when making mortgage loans and policy.

News
March 19, 2013

Nationwide housing production edged up 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 917,000 units in February, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

News
March 18, 2013

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes paused for a third consecutive month in March, with a two-point reduction to 44 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

News
March 08, 2013

Toll Brothers, Inc., has contracted to acquire 387 lots at Anthem Ranch, the premier active-adult community in the metro Denver market, the company announced.

11 ways the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal is a net positive for housing

11 ways the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal is a net positive for housing

News
January 14, 2013

The fiscal cliff, an economically damaging set of tax hikes and spending reductions scheduled to begin in 2013, has been avoided — for now — and that is good news for housing in the short run. Here are the positives of the deal.

News
December 17, 2012

Insurance Service Office, Inc. (ISO) recently analyzed building codes and enforcement and found that Pima County, Ariz., consistently outscored comparable jurisdictions in Arizona and the nation.

News
November 12, 2012

According to a report from the National Association of Realtors and Realtor.com, ten housing markets have dropped significantly in the last year, despite a general overall improvement in median sales prices across the country.

S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices continue to climb in June

S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices continue to climb in June

News
August 28, 2012

More positive news for housing this morning, with Standard & Poor’s Case Shiller report showing that home prices rose 2.2 percent and 2.3 percent in its 10-city and 20-city composite indices in June.

Features
August 24, 2012

Americans have shown continued interest in buying and owning homes. The demand for new homes is real. We need to keep focused on removing obstacles to homeownership. The new QM, when it emerges, should not impede the market further.

Snapshot of the rental market (in one giant infographic)

Snapshot of the rental market (in one giant infographic)

News
August 23, 2012

Apartment finder ForRent.com put together a detailed infographic breaking down the market for apartments and rental housing.

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