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Here’s What Is Really Behind Home Price Gains

This is also a repeat sales index, but it is based on a three-month running average. The National Association of Realtors reported median home prices up nearly 12 percent in March, but being a median, that number relies on the … Continue reading

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Why Women are Driving the Demand for Rental Apartments

No, according to a recent Raymond James report: Renter household formation remains at the strongest level in decades. Roughly 1.32 million new renter households were formed in the past year (including owner conversions), while the number of owner-occupied households declined … Continue reading

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Who’s Driving the Demand for Rental Apartments?

No, according to a recent Raymond James report: Renter household formation remains at the strongest level in decades. Roughly 1.32 million new renter households were formed in the past year (including owner conversions), while the number of owner-occupied households declined … Continue reading

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Rentals Chip Away at Home Builder Gains

“Single family starts did ‘improve’ suddenly early in 2012 on the Twist gap down in mortgage rates, but it quit ‘improving’ several months ago. Once 2013 data start to come in, the segment could quickly go from year-over-year positive to … Continue reading

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Housing’s Recovery Means Fewer Can Afford Homes

Rising home prices are not the only factors hitting home affordability. Fees charged to lenders by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (known as “guarantee fees” for bundling and selling mortgages) began rising dramatically in the past month and are now … Continue reading

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