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NAHB

Multifamily Decline Pushes Overall Housing Starts Down in September

Led by a drop in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 5.3 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department
MBA

MBA Forecast: Purchase Originations to Increase to $1.2 Trillion in 2019

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today at its 2018 Annual Convention and Expo in Washington, D.C., that it expects to see $1.24 trillion in purchase mortgage originations in 2019 - a 4.2 percent increase from 2018. MBA anticipates refinance originations will continue to trend lower next year, decreasing by 12.4 percent to $395 billion.
MBA

September New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 8.2 Percent

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2018 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 8.2 percent compared to September 2017. Compared to August 2018, applications decreased by 9 percent.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decline in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 1.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 5, 2018
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in September

Mortgage credit availability decreased in September according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Flat in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications remained unchanged from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 28, 2018.
ABC National

August Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 49 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated August construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in every state except Colorado on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors.
MBA

Second Quarter Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Increased $52.3 Billion

The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $52.3 billion in the second quarter of 2018, as all four major investor groups increased their holdings. That is a 1.6 percent increase over the first quarter of 2018.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 2.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 21, 2018.
NAHB

New Home Sales Rise 3.5 Percent in August Even as Affordability Concerns Persist

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 units after downwardly revised June and July reports, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
NAR

Realtors® Recognize National Voter Registration Day

With just six weeks remaining until the 2018 midterm election, today marks National Voter Registration Day in America. This morning, National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, called on America’s 1.3 million Realtors® to ensure they are registered to vote this November
NAR

Homeowners Ready to Sell in the Third Quarter of 2018, says Realtor® Survey

New findings from the National Association of Realtors® show that a record high 77 percent of Americans believe that now is a good time to sell a house, while those that think now is a good time to buy continues to decline
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 1.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 14, 2018. Last week's results included an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday.
NAHB

Housing Starts Rise in August Amid Ongoing Affordability Concerns

Total housing starts increased 9.2 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Chinese Tariffs

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement on President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports
ABC National

Construction Material Prices Fall in August, says ABC

Prices for inputs to construction fell 0.5 percent in August but are 8.1 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.4 percent in August but are up 8.3 percent year-over-year.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 1.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 7, 2018. This week's results include an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday.
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in August

Mortgage credit availability decreased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool.
NAR

Realtors® Help Families Navigate Back-to-School Home Shopping

Buying and moving into a new home is already a complicated process, but moving with children adds an entirely different set of requirements and stresses. The National Association of Realtors®' 2018 Moving with Kids report
NAR

Pending Home Sales Trail Off 0.7 Percent in July

Pending home sales stepped back in July and have now fallen on an annual basis for seven straight months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, * www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales , a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings,

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Distinctive Single-Family Homes in Costa Mesa Win Design Award

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2018 SoCal Awards program. Vitae in Costa Mesa received the SoCal Award for “Best Design Detached Home Under 2,000 SF.” This year’s competition drew more than 500 entries.

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NAR

Number of Real Estate Teams is Growing, NAR Survey Finds

Teams are becoming more common in the real estate industry as an increasing number of Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, consider themselves a member of a real estate team, according to a new survey by NAR.