New Home Sales At Highest Level Since 2008
More new residential properties were sold during 2014 than in any year since the financial crisis. It was a similar story for monthly activity.
Home Price Gains Soften, S Fla Out-pacing Nation
Metropolitan areas in South Florida are out-pacing the nation in year-over-year gains in home prices.
Existing Home Sales Slow in 2014
Existing home sales finished last year on an upbeat. However, sales for all of last year were still off by more than 3 percent.
Single Family Home Construction Perks Up
New construction activity on residential properties picked up in the final month of last year, with housing starts and building permits reaching the highest level since 2008.
Pool of Underwater Borrowers More Shallow
As U.S. home prices rise, the number of borrowers who owe more on their homes than they are worth is diminishing.
Builder Confidence Slips
While a majority of homebuilders are more optimistic than not, the share has thinned over the past month.
U.S. Home Equity Continues to Improve
Average equity on all financed homes in the nation continued to grow as hundreds of thousands of borrowers moved into the black.
Hard Money Lending Growing
With banks having tightened their purse strings since the housing crash, real estate investors have had to rely on cash to acquire properties. But a growing share are finding financing from hard-money lenders.
Pending Home Sales Pick Up
More residential properties were under contract as of last month, a positive sign for the U.S. housing market.
Home Price Gains Off But Building Momentum
On a national basis, the monthly pace of home price growth has slowed, though momentum is gaining heading into 2015.