Government shutdown delays release of housing data

The U.S. government has been partially shut down for less than a week, but already the closure is blocking access to critical government data, including information that would have shed light on the housing market.

New home sales fall to 2-year low

New residential home sales dropped 8.9 percent in October, falling to a new two-year low, according to a new residential sales report released Wednesday.

New home sales climb 6.7% after last month’s drop

New home sales climbed 6.7 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted total of 689,000 in May.

Most minorities still live in segregated neighborhoods: study

Released last week, the Apartment List study determined a so-called “segregation index” for 50 of the nation’s largest cities using U.S. Census Bureau data.

Nearly 40% of minorities still live in segregated neighborhoods: study

Released last week, the Apartment List study determined a so-called “segregation index” for 50 of the nation’s largest cities using U.S. Census Bureau data.

New home sales drop 1.5% in April, experts say no cause for alarm

New home sales faltered in April, continuing a downward slump that began in December and — with the exception of a 4 percent spike in March — has fallen in every month since.

New housing starts fell in April, especially multifamily projects

Multifamily housing starts with five or more units fell from a seasonally adjusted 428,000 in March 2018 to 374,000 in April, a 12.6 percent drop. 

The unemployment rate is at its lowest level since 2000: Bureau of Labor Statistics

After a disappointing March where only 103,000 jobs were created, this month’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment situation report is back on the upward track — although it’s still nowhere near February’s explosive growth in the construction, retail, manufacturing, mining and business services.

New home sales up 4 percent in March, reversing recent declines

New home sales are finally on an upward path, after three months of month-over-month declines. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)…

New home sales up 4% in March, reversing recent declines

New home sales are finally on an upward path, after three months of month-over-month declines. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)…