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U.S. Homeownership at 25 Year Low – Non-Occupant Owners at Record...

According to RealtyTrac's Q1 2015 Cash, Investor & Distressed Sales Report, owner-occupant buyers accounted for 63.2 percent of all residential single family home and...

Will The U.S. Housing Market Bloom Anew In The Spring?

The U.S. real estate market has been sluggish in recent history, but the latest numbers hint that the sector may enjoy a stronger run...

Builders Reveal Biggest Concerns for Housing In 2015

Homebuilding continues to lag behind pre-recession levels, even as the economy shows gains and buyer demand is high. Why are builders still so cautious? A...

What Is Live Mortgage Pricing?

“I have read statements by you regarding ‘live mortgage pricing’, but I am not sure what it means, or why it is important?” A live...

New-Home Sales Are Surging. Why Aren’t Existing Homes As Hot?

Home builders are reporting that sales of newly built homes so far this year are going gangbusters. But other gauges of the housing market,...

Can a “Domino Effect’ Kick-off New Housing Boom?

Home prices between the top and bottom segments of the housing market are rising, which could unleash a “domino effect” that builds first-time and...

Scorecard on Housing for The Last Decade

The current homeownership rate has fallen to where it was two decades ago. The demand for home buying from traditional buyers is simply not...

Zillow Prediction on Millennials Sparks Debate

For most of this year, the economic news relating to Millennials has been discouraging, ranging from an absurdly high student loan debt burden to...

Rate of Americans Starting Own Households ‘Disturbingly Slow’

New data show that household formation slowed considerably last year, a potentially ominous sign for the housing market. Household formation is a key driver of...

A New View of The US Housing Boom and Bust

Today’s tight credit environment has constrained mortgage lending and is disproportionately affecting African American and Hispanic households. As a result, these communities have found...