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News stories about Housing market

Apr 20, 2018  12:45 ET
Housing market underperforms by 273K sales
The U.S. housing market has the potential to sell around six million homes per year, but has been underperforming, according the title insurer First American. “The lack of supply is the ...
Apr 11, 2018  13:05 ET
Study: Language barriers affect homeownership
Many studies over the years have delved into disparate homeownership rates between whites and ethnic minority groups, and new data suggests that a lack of proficiency in English may be one o...
Apr 10, 2018  13:30 ET
Local governments cash in on rising home prices
Homeowners paid on average $3,399 in property taxes for single-family homes in the U.S. last year, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions. That’s up 3 percent from 20...
Mar 28, 2018  13:50 ET
Pending home sales pick up in February
Pending home sales bounced back in February from a weak January, but widespread housing shortages are keeping sales-contract activity below the level of a year ago, the National Association of Realt...
Feb 28, 2018  12:30 ET
Pending home sales stumble out of the gate
Pending home sales fell to the lowest level in more than three years in January, signaling that the housing market has been suffering from higher mortgage rates and a lack of homes for sale, accordi...
Feb 26, 2018  14:10 ET
Sales of new homes flag to start year
Sales of newly built homes got off to a slow start in 2018, falling for the second consecutive month in January after peaking in November. The annualized sales pace of 593,000 in January w...
Jan 25, 2018  16:20 ET
New-home sales reach decade-high level
New-home sales finished the year at a 10-year high, the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Thursday. An estimated 608,000 new homes were sold across the country in 2017, the highest number s...
Jan 18, 2018  10:30 ET
Housing starts tumble in December
Housing starts closed the year down from an unusually strong November, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. Overall housing starts  in December, including single-family and multifamily proper...
Dec 18, 2017  14:05 ET
NAR: Buyers are less confident in the market
Despite an improving economy, potential homebuyers have lost some confidence in the housing market to end the year, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported.   A fourth quarter...
Nov 29, 2017  11:10 ET
Pending home sales post solid gain in October
Led by a big boost in contract signings in the hurricane-affected South region, pending home sales recovered strongly in October following three consecutive months of declines, the National Associa...
Oct 18, 2017  10:00 ET
Housing starts fall following major storms
Overall U.S. home starts fell in September, the first month of data following the string of major storms in the South and Gulf regions. Housing starts ran at an annual pace of 1.13 millio...
Oct 3, 2017  13:00 ET
CoreLogic: Half of major home markets are overpriced
After another month of strong home price gains in August, the U.S. housing market was fast approaching a concerning threshold for affordability. Nearly half of the top 50 housing markets were “overv...
Sep 19, 2017  12:10 ET
Housing starts fall in August
Overall housing starts fell slightly in August, but the pace of single-family home building continues to gain steam. Housing economists, which have repeatedly blamed sluggish home building for exace...
Aug 17, 2017  12:45 ET
Home affordability nears a tipping point
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported this week that the national median home price, at  $255,600, reached a record high in the second quarter. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun spoke w...
Aug 16, 2017  14:20 ET
Construction labor shortages take a toll
Labor shortages in the home-construction industry have grown more severe over the past year, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The trade group says that its ...

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