Homeownership Rate at Nearly 2-Decade Low
It's been nearly two decades since the rate of homeownership has been this low. Behind the declining share are lending restrictions, an uncertain job market and higher home prices.
Home Price Gains Lose Steam
Tight credit conditions, less interest in higher-priced homes and diminished seller expectations are taking a toll on home prices.
Midwest Fares Worst in Weak Pending Sales Report
Although the level of contract signings on existing homes was at the second-highest level in a year, volume was slower than expected. Activity in the Midwest was the weakest in the nation.
2014 High for Home Sales
Retreating mortgage rates and less competition from cash investors helped home buyers purchase more properties last month.
Residential Construction Rises
Home construction activity moved higher last month, with the construction of new apartment buildings leading the way.
Home Builder Confidence Dips, Though Still Good
Following several months of increased optimism, the nation's home builders turned less confident this month. Still, the group is mostly positive.
New Homes Costly, Hard to Find in SoCal
As home builders focus on more profitable upscale homes in Southern California -- median prices are rising, the gap between new and existing homes is widening and home shoppers are struggling to find new properties.
Home Price Gains Decelerate
U.S. home prices moved higher on a monthly basis, but the pace of growth continued to slow.
Pending Home Sales Remain Better than Average
Homes with contracts on them slipped last month when no changed had been expected by economists. But activity remains better than average.
Borrowers in TX, HI Have Best Equity Positions
A bigger share of borrowers in the Lone Star State are in a positive-equity position than in any other state. Borrowers in the Aloha State have the highest proportion of equity.