A third of top HUD appointees have no housing policy experience

A slew of political appointees at HUD have been found to have no housing policy experience but instead worked on campaigns for Donald Trump or Ben Carson.

Housing Starts Spike to 11-Year High, Permits Stumble

Following a dip last month, housing starts rebounded in May, up 5 percent to 1.35 million from the revised April estimate of 1.286 million, according to recent data released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Meanwhile, single-family housing starts jumped up 3.9 percent since April to 936,000, the […]

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US housing starts reach highest level in over a decade

Residential housing starts rose 5 percent in May, the highest rate since June 2007, according to Bloomberg.

San Fran RE company pays family $12K for Fair Housing Act violation

HUD has awarded a San Francisco family $12,000 after two real estate companies refused to move it to a smoke-free building for the sake of an infant who has a disability.

HUD kicks off two housing initiatives for the month of June

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced last week the start of two initiatives, National Homeownership Month and National Healthy Homes Month.

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 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)…

What regions are cashing in on single-family home investments?

Attom Data Solutions today released the results of its Q1 2018 Single Family Rental Market report, which ranks the best U.S. markets for buying single family rental properties. Nationally, the average annual gross rental yield among the 449 counties in the study was 8.9 percent for 2018 — a 0.3 percentage point decrease from 2017. (Average annual gross rental yield is the annualized gross rent income divided by median purchase price of single family homes.) …

HUD considers dropping anti-discrimination language from mission, draws criticism from real estate

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the 53-year-old agency founded three years prior to the Fair Housing Act as part of the landmark Great Society program designed to eliminate racial injustice, is considering omitting the words “free from discrimination” from its mission statement …