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Consumer attitudes about the housing market showed marked improvement last month, strengthening the case for a lift in housing activity this year, according to results from Fannie Mae's May 2015 National Housing Survey. In line with the positive May jobs report—which showed an acceleration in ave...
A recent survey from TransUnion reveals a majority of those planning on or considering buying a home in the next 12 to 18 months are unsure about actions that could help improve their credit score. A majority was also unsure about what their credit score directly affects in the home financing pro...
A new study published in the Journal of Housing Economics found that homeowners on average overestimate the value of their properties by about 8 percent. Homeowners may not have a realistic expectation of what their house is worth, especially when it comes to the added value of renovations. Resea...
There was a first-quarter record high in the median size of newly built, single-family homes. But was that just a statistical blip? Given trends in the broader housing market, including construction of a greater number of smaller, affordable homes, many economists argue that is the case. Robert D...
There have been some improvement in housing sentiment, but likely not enough to trigger any breakout improvements in housing market activity this year, according to Fannie Mae’s April 2015 National Housing Survey. The results show that the share of consumers who intend to own rather than rent the...
The number of yearly apartment evictions in 2014 reached the lowest level in five years, according to a new analysis by TransUnion SmartMove. Approximately 3.41 million evictions records were recorded by TransUnion in 2014, slightly below the 3.43 million evictions recorded in 2009.The average ev...
The homeownership rate declined 1.1 percentage points in the first quarter to a rate of 63.7 percent compared with 64.8 percent in the first quarter 2014 and 64 percent in the fourth quarter 2014, according to the Dept. of Commerce’s Census Bureau.The homeowner vacancy rate of 1.9 percent was 0.1...
The uptrend in resale values is nothing compared to the speedy rise in new-home prices, according to research by economists at TD Securities. New homes generally command a 10 to 20 percent premium over existing houses because new construction tends to be of higher quality and have more up-to-date...
Fannie Mae recently announced a new online home buyer education course, which allows first-time home buyers to receive up to three percent of the purchase price in closing cost assistance toward the purchase of a HomePath property upon successful completion. Fannie Mae also will reimburse the $75...
Has the market finally gained momentum after a slow recovery and last year’s stall? There are signs that the spring home-selling season is off to a promising start, thereby gathering momentum for the recovery in many markets across the nation. Nationally, finalized sales of previously owned homes...

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