Sales of new homes were basically flat in January, evidence that recent job gains and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur the real estate market.
U.S. home sales hit a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months, hitting their lowest level since last April.
Housing starts fell last month as ground breaking for single-family homes slipped, but stayed at levels consistent with a slowly improving housing market.
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Single-family home price appreciation slowed further in November as lean inventories and tight lending standards limited housing activities.
More Americans purchased homes in December, yet total sales slipped in 2014 as first-time buyers struggled to find houses.
Average long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013.
Average U.S. mortgage rates started the year by falling to new lows, with the benchmark 30-year rate marking its lowest level since May 2013.
New measures from government-sponsored mortgage-lending enterprises could open the door to the same excesses that brought on the financial crisis.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency will now allow some homebuyers to take out mortgages with down payments as low as 3 percent.
Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes.
Areas with the strongest job markets have some of the costliest homes. And areas with the most affordable homes lack a solid base of middle class jobs.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week as interest rates rose, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports.
Average long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent, Freddie Mac says.
U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead.
The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes ticked up slightly in September, as it remained difficult to qualify for mortgage financing.
Sales of newly built homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision in August sales show the housing recovery remains fragile.
Average mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects for a wave of refinancings, as rates for 30-year loans fell further below 4%.
U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.
Housing starts and permits rose in September, a signal the market's modest recovery is supporting what appears to be growing strength in the larger economy.