Tag Archives: National Association Of Home Builders

To lock or not lock? That is the mortgage question

The rise in rates put the brakes on the housing recovery, sending both mortgage applications and home sales lower during the summer months. While home builders continued to tout demand and affordability, they could not help but notice fewer buyers … Continue reading

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Housing Recovery Shows Up In Job Gains

Residential construction jobs increased by just over 6,000 in April from the previous month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and residential specialty trade contracting jobs (plumbers, electricians, roofers, etc.) grew by over 7,000. Those workers need more trucks, … Continue reading

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Rising Mortgage Rates Spook Housing

“Despite the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it would purchase an additional $45 billion in Treasury securities per month as part of its continuing quantitative easing effort, rates increased in the second half of the week,” said Mike Fratantoni, … Continue reading

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San Francisco 2nd, San Jose 6th least affordable places to buy in the country

We’ve written numerous times about how crazy expensive buying a home in the Bay Area is for the average folk.  Out comes another survey, this one by the National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, that confirms … Continue reading

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Builders Bump Up Thanks to Drop in Existing Home Supply

Sales of existing homes are recovering slowly, but a drop in supplies of those homes is pushing confidence among the new home builders to a six year high. There are just 2.1 million existing homes for sale, which is a … Continue reading

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