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  • What Omicron, bond market and jobs mean for housing Dec. 03rd 2021
    We often have two to three job reports per year that miss estimates badly. However, remember that we have over 10 million job openings. The post What Omicron, bond market and jobs mean for housing appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Housing inventory has never been lower Dec. 02nd 2021
    Housing inventory in America is at a crisis level. The number of active listings hit an all-time low last week, according to a report from Redfin. The post Housing inventory has never been lower appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Ex-MBA prez Ronald McCord to pay $52M mortgage fraud penalty Dec. 01st 2021
    A federal judge ordered Ronald McCord, the founder of lender and servicer First Mortgage Company, who was also once the president of the MBA, to pay $51.8 million in restitution for mortgage fraud. The post Ex-MBA prez Ronald McCord to pay $52M mortgage fraud penalty appeared first on HousingWire.

  • FHFA: Home prices make historic leap Nov. 30th 2021
    Home prices posted their largest-ever yearly gain since the inception of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index. The post FHFA: Home prices make historic leap appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Pending home sales shock 2021 housing crash bears Nov. 29th 2021
    Pending home sales beat estimates and we can now say the 2021 housing crash bears are even worse forecasters than the 2020 housing crash bears. The post Pending home sales shock 2021 housing crash bears appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Why are builders happy despite new homes sales miss? Nov. 24th 2021
    Given that new home sales are down, why has the builder’s confidence index risen so much in recent months? The post Why are builders happy despite new homes sales miss? appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Existing home sales now outperforming Nov. 22nd 2021
    NAR's existing home sales for October came in at a solid beat of estimates. What does that mean for the housing forecast? The post Existing home sales now outperforming appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Housing starts disappoint in October, falling by 0.7% Nov. 17th 2021
    Construction of new homes took a dip in October, with housing starts declining month-over-month by 0.7% to 1.52 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau The post Housing starts disappoint in October, falling by 0.7% appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Housing permits reflect rising builder confidence Nov. 17th 2021
    We are all aware of the delays that we are dealing with as a country due to shortages. However, it isn’t the entire story. HW+ Premium Content. The post Housing permits reflect rising builder confidence appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Investors spent a record $63B to buy homes in Q3 Nov. 15th 2021
    In total, real estate investors acquired 90,215 homes in the third quarter, an 80.2% increase year-over-year, according to a new analysis by Redfin The post Investors spent a record $63B to buy homes in Q3 appeared first on HousingWire.