South Leads Rise in Home Builder Confidence
Home builders have grown more optimistic about market conditions, with builders in the South boasting the most improved view.
Home Prices Rise, Maybe Too Much
U.S. home prices increased during the first month of the year, according to a closely watched index. But the pace of increase might price some shoppers out of the market.
Unexpected Rise in Pending Home Sales Good Sign
An increase last month in the level of pending home sales was unexpected and a good sign for the spring home buying season.
Increased New Home Sales Surprise Analysts
New home sales surprised analysts last month and jumped to the highest level in seven years -- a possible sign of improvement in the U.S. housing market.
Supply Concerns Remain Even as Home Sales Rise
The volume of existing home sales picked up last month. But optimism about the latest numbers is being tempered by supply concerns.
U.S. LTVs Rise
The country's equity position worsened during the last three months of 2014, with more borrowers finding themselves upside-down.
Weather Blamed for Plunge in New Construction
New home construction plummeted last month, and some analysts are blaming harsh winter conditions for the dismal activity.
Home Builder Confidence Off, West Worst
Home builders were again less optimistic about market conditions, and builders in the West saw the biggest decline. One region of the country, though, saw improvement.
Profile of Today's Home Buyers
A recent survey of people who purchased a residential property found variances between younger and older buyers when it came to down payment source and using government-insured financing.
Pending Home Sales at 17-Month High
The number of U.S. residential properties that were under contract in January climbed to the highest level in 17 months -- ending a string of negative reports.