Homeownership at Lowest Rate in Nearly 2 Decades
The share of Americans who own a home has fallen to the lowest level in nearly two decades. People under 35 and Southern California residents have the lowest rates.
Home Price Gains Lose Momentum
While home-price gains seem to have lost some of their momentum, economists say that the market is just normalizing.
Pending Home Sales Off But Still Elevated
An indicator of upcoming home sales declined and was worse than expected by economists. Still, it remains better than average.
Zillow Acquisition Creating Online Real Estate Giant
An agreement has been reached for Zillow Inc. to acquire Trulia Inc. in a stock deal valued at $3.5 billion -- creating an online real estate powerhouse.
Credit Stds Tightening More at Small, Midsized Firms
The trend in home lending credit availability varies depending on whom you ask. In general, large mortgage lenders are more optimistic than their smaller counterparts.
Sharp Decline in New Home Sales
Following two months of gains, sales of new homes plunged last month. The decline hit all regions of the country.
Existing Home Sales Rise, But Still Restrained
Sales of existing homes climbed to the highest pace in eight months, though weak economic conditions are keeping activity from being more vigorous.
Housing Starts Data Disappoint
Economists who had been expecting housing starts to turn higher last month were disappointed thanks to a tumble in the South.
Home Builder Optimism Jumps
U.S. home builders turned more optimistic this month as home buyers seemed increasingly eager to land some new digs.
Pending Home Sales Beat Expectations
The number of pending signed contracts on existing homes jumped by the biggest amount in more than four years -- blowing past expectations.