Economics



Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi on housing market

Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi on housing market

News
October 12, 2011

Speaking to a group of mortgage bankers in Chicago on Tuesday, Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi said that tweaks, not a complete overhaul, could be enough to stabilize house prices and help the mortgage financing industry work through the glut of foreclosures, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

News
October 06, 2011

Treasury secretary tells Senate committee new government plan is on its way

business, spending, economy

business, spending, economy

News
October 03, 2011

American businesses stepped up investment spending in August despite the upheaval caused by bitter political fighting in Washington, and some economists raised their forecast for economic growth for this quarter.

News
October 03, 2011

California attorney general says banks are not offering enough relief for state homeowners

new home sales, housing starts, 2011 housing market

new home sales, housing starts, 2011 housing market

News
September 27, 2011

The Census Bureau reported that new home sales in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 295,000.

home builders, market, housing market

home builders, market, housing market

News
September 15, 2011

Fitch Ratings cut a trio of home builders deeper into junk territory Monday, pointing to a dismal outlook for new housing activity as well as liquidity pressures at the struggling home builders.

economy, multigenerational households, housing market, real estate market

economy, multigenerational households, housing market, real estate market

News
September 14, 2011

More people are living with family members amid high unemployment rates and a slow economy, but while the phenomenon is keeping the poverty rate lower, it has wider negative economic consequences.

real estate, housing market, white house, foreclosures, housing stimulus

real estate, housing market, white house, foreclosures, housing stimulus

News
September 13, 2011

President Barack Obama’s prime-time address on jobs didn’t focus much on housing, but it would create a $15 billion fund to get construction workers to rehab vacant and foreclosed homes and businesses.

News
September 01, 2011

A number of economists and politicians have issued housing plans in the last few weeks. Here's a round-up of the ideas.

News
August 31, 2011

Historically low mortgage rates aren't enough to make up for a struggling economy as potential home buyers continue to sit on the sidelines. And those who already own a home aren't trying to refinance, either.

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