5 markets where homebuyers can win big with falling prices

With home prices rising for 70 consecutive months, homebuyers are in desperate need of a reprieve. For those unwilling or unable to wait for home prices to cool in their area, a move to another state with dropping home prices and a more affordable cost…

Consumers losing confidence in housing, job security

In December, Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) decreased 2.0 percentage points month-over-month to 85.5 — a reversal from November’s 2.6 percentage point gain which neared September’s all-time high index score of …

New construction strengthens in August BLS jobs report

The July housing market has been deeply impacted by low inventory, which landed a one-two punch on existing-home and pending home sales. But the August 2017 Employment Situation Summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) signaled there may be some help on the way …

Home prices hit new peak in ‘extremely competitive buying season’

The housing market saw a series of ups and downs in Q2 2017, the majority of which were largely driven by low inventory unable to meet the demand of would-be buyers. This imbalance drove home prices to rise 6.2 percent, easily eclipsing the previous Q3…

July jobs report signals inventory relief ahead

After a string of less-than-stellar jobs reports earlier this summer, it seems that things are turning around for buyers just in time for the beginning of the fall buying season …

Construction job growth hits 7-year high

Even so, growth in home construction towers over jobs increaseread more