US - Fannie Mae calls housing bright spot in sluggish economy
The national economic outlook looks less robust going into the second half although modest growth is still expected, Fannie Mae said in its latest economic and strategic research group
Housing Wire - Posted 23/07/2012
BofAML: Improved supply & demand healing housing market
A better alignment of housing supply and demand is adding to the continued recovery in the housing market, despite sluggish growth in the overall economy.
Housing Wire - Posted 21/07/2012
Homebuilder confidence experiences largest one-month gain in a decade
Homebuilder confidence rose six points in July, its steepest one-month gain in over a decade, according to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders.
Housing Wire - Posted 17/07/2012
Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Positive outlook for 2012's housing market
The weekend was full of speculation as to the future of the housing market. Optimism was the mood of choice, with all signs pointing to a way out of this long-suffered slump.
Housing Wire - Posted 09/07/2012
US - Real estate economists optimistic about housing recovery
Chief economists for the National Association of Realtors, Zillow ($33.00 -0.28%) and the National Association of Home Builders shared optimistic outlooks on the housing market on Friday and predicted a quicker-than-expected recovery
Housing Wire - Posted 24/06/2012
US: New home sales rise 3% for April
Housing indicators continued their streak of good news Wednesday, as the Census Bureau reported a 3.3% increase in new home sales in April.
Housing Wire - Posted 29/05/2012
US: Fitch: Housing nears bottom, investors ready to buy
Home prices will not reach a true bottom until late 2013, Fitch Ratings said. Still, investors are busy scoping the market for deals, with more real estate professionals and mid-sized private equity firms acquiring homes in key areas to rent them out, Fitch Senior Director Suzanne Mistretta said in a new structured finance report.
Housing Wire - Posted 23/05/2012
US - Dearth of affordable rentals cause for concern, housing experts say
If a more renter-centric economy is the solution to America's housing woes, policymakers and developers will have to tackle two issues first — falling incomes and rising rents, housing experts say.
Housing Wire - Posted 21/05/2012
US: Multifamily supply could hinder rent growth by 2013 in some markets
New supply of apartments could drag on rent growth as soon as 2013 in some markets, according to analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.
Housing Wire - Posted 17/05/2012
US: Lawmakers move to expand mortgage protection for military
Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Bob Filner, D-Calif., and Adam Smith, D-Wash., plan to submit an amendment to a defense spending bill being considered by the House this week. The amendment expands the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to include more homeowners under the umbrella and to delay evictions for a longer period.
Housing Wire - Posted 16/05/2012