Current Market Data

Building Permits Up 26.8 Percent in New Census Bureau Study

Building permits increased 3.6 percent from October to November and 26.8 percent year-over-year in the latest joint study by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Altogether, between single-family and multifamily authorizations, building permits

NAHB Housing Market Index Hits Highest Level Since April 2006

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, the leading measure of builder confidence for the newly-built, single family home market, rose for the eighth consecutive month in December, hitting its highest mark since April 2006. Rising two

Home Prices Up 3.7 Percent in FNC Residential Price Index for October

Declining foreclosure activity and strengthening home sales contributed positively to home prices in October, with FNC’s latest Residential Price Index increasing 3.7 percent year-over-year for the month. In addition, the Residential Price Index was up 0.4 percent from September

Could Mortgage Interest Rates Fall Even Further in 2013?

The precipitous decline of mortgage interest rates has been one of the major stories in real estate in 2012, but recent actions by the Federal Reserve has some thinking that rates could fall even further in

Trulia American Dream Survey Confronts 'Renter Nation' Meme

In its latest American Dream Survey, real estate website Trulia found that 93 percent of millennials who rent plan to purchase a home some day, and 72 percent of the entire demographic consider homeownership to be part of their American

Multifamily Production Index Positive Again in Third Quarter

The Multifamily Production Index, the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) measure of builder sentiment in the apartment/condominium market, was positive again in the third quarter with an index level of 52. That’s the third straight quarter that the Multifamily

Completed Foreclosures Decline 17 Percent as Housing Market Strengthens

Completed foreclosures declined 17 percent year-over-year in October, as the strengthening housing market and the National Mortgage Settlement continue to improve the mortgage

Asking Prices Continue to Improve in Trulia Price Monitor

Asking prices continued to show improvement in the Trulia Price Monitor, a leading indictor of market activity that studies the asking prices of new property listings on the real estate

Residential Construction Boosts Construction Spending by 3 Percent in October

By Peter Ricci Construction spending, on the strength of the residential construction market, rose 1.4 percent from September to October and 9.6 percent from October 2011, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. It was another

NAR: Pending Home Sales Index Rises 13.2 Percent

By Peter Ricci The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking measure of real estate activity from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) that tracks contract signings, rose 13.2 percent year-over-year in October, hitting its highest mark since March 2007

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