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The Dry Rot in America’s Housing Stock: A Sad Legacy of the Foreclosure Era

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  What would an influx of 3.8 million entry-level homes do for housing affordability? Limited inventory and strong demand continue to push home prices higher in America’s hottest housing markets, leading to declining affordability.  Forecasters are raising their predictions as tight inventories of homes, particularly lower priced properties, keep first-time buyers on the sidelines. Those 3.8 million homes, nearly twice ... Read More »

Investors Lead August Retreat

August showed a slowdown in traffic for all three groups of homebuyers - current homeowners, first-time homebuyers and investors but investors were the only group in the HousingPulse Homebuyer Traffic Indexes that scored below 50 in August, which indicates traffic dropped below what is considered a "flat" traffic level. Read More »

Case-Shiller is Still on a Roll

Once again in June, prices increased at a double digit pace in both the 10-City and 20-City Composites Indexes from S&P/Case-Shiller, posting returns of 2.2% for June and 11.9% and 12.1% over 12 months. Read More »

More Consumers Expect Rates to Rise

The share of consumers who believe interest rates will go up over the next year increased another 5 percentage points to 62 percent, the highest level in the three-year history of Fannie Mae's July 2013 National Housing Survey. Read More »

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