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NAHB

New Home Sales Rise 2.9 Percent in May

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in May rose 2.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units after an upwardly revised April reading, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 0.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 16, 2017
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Rise 1.1 Percent in May; Median Sales Price Ascends to New High

Existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price to a new high while pushing down the median days a home is on the market to a new low, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw an increase in sales last month.
NAHB

Multifamily Decline Brings Overall Housing Starts Down 5.5 Percent in May

Led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 5.5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Multifamily starts fell 9.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 289,000 units while single-family production edged down 3.9 percent to 794,000.
ABC National

Construction Input Prices Flat, but Crude Petroleum Prices Plummet in May, ABC Says

Construction input prices remained unchanged in May, ending five consecutive months of price expansion, according to analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. Construction input prices expanded 3.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.
NAR

5 Root Causes for U.S.’s Depressed Homeownership Rate: New Study

Despite steadily improving local job markets and historically low mortgage rates, the U.S. homeownership rate is stuck near a 50-year low because of a perverse mix of affordability challenges, student loan debt, tight credit conditions and housing supply shortages
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 7.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 2, 2017. This week's results included an adjustment for the Memorial Day holiday.
MBA

First Quarter Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Remain Low

Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans were flat or decreased in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report.
NAR

Pending Home Sales Scale Back 1.3 Percent in April

Pending home sales in April slumped for the second consecutive month and were down year-over-year nationally and in all four major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West saw an increase in contract signings last month
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 3.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 26, 2017.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION GROUP LAUNCHES NEW HIGHWAY WORK ZONE SAFETY EFFORT AS 44 PERCENT OF ROAD...

Forty-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. As a result, association officials launched a new national advertising and outreach campaign to urge motorists to stay alert and slow down while driving through highway work zones
MBA

Refi Apps Up, Purchase Apps Slightly Down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 4.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 19, 2017.
NAHB

New Home Sales Slip in April After Strong Start to Year

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in April dropped for the first time in 2017, falling 11.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales numbers for the first three months of the year were all upwardly revised, and the March sales pace was the highest since October 2007
AGC

THIRTY-NINE STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN APRIL 2016 & 2017 BUT 27 STATES LOST...

Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between April 2016 and April 2017 amid growing demand for construction services, yet more than half the states lost construction jobs between March and April amid tight labor market conditions, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.
NAR

Tax Reform Could Deliver a Tax Hike for Homeowners: New Research

While tax reform proposals swirling around Washington, D.C., promise lower tax bills for American families, new estimates indicate that many middle-income homeowners may actually see a tax increase if those proposals go through
MBA

Delinquencies Decline in Latest MBA Mortgage Delinquency Survey

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one- to four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.71 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter of 2017.  The delinquency rate was down nine basis points from the previous quarter, and was six basis points lower than one year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) National Delinquency Survey.

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU ANNOUNCE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN APRIL

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for April 2017
NeighborWorks America

City residents less financially confident than suburban and rural counterparts, finds new survey from...

Pressured by the high cost of housing and other living expenses, 31 percent of American adults living in urban areas are "not too confident" or "not confident at all" of their ability to withstand a sudden financial emergency, according to the fourth annual NeighborWorks America consumer finance survey. In contrast, just 28 percent of rural adults and 25 percent of suburban residents reported a similar lack of confidence.
MBA

April New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Drop 4.3 Percent Year over Year

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Applications Survey (BAS) data for April 2017 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 4.3 percent compared to April 2016. Compared to March 2017, applications decreased by 20 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns.
NAR

Survey Reports 12 Percent Jump in REALTOR® Business Activity

After a slip in business in 2015, the National Association of Realtors® Member Profile found that the income and sales volume of Realtor® members increased in 2016. The median gross income of Realtors® increased 8 percent in 2016 as the typical member had the highest number of transactions in recent years.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 2.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 5, 2017.
NAHB

Housing Affordability Registers Slight Uptick in First Quarter

Rising wages and moderating home prices offset a rise in mortgage interest rates to give housing affordability a slight boost in the first quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
MBA

Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing Up 9 Percent from Last Year

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations, first quarter 2017 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations increased 9 percent compared to the same period last year, and in line with the seasonality of market, first quarter originations were twenty-seven percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2016
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreases Slightly in April

Mortgage credit availability decreased in April 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

Purchase Apps Up, Refis Down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 0.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 28, 2017
NAR

Pending Home Sales Dip 0.8% in March

Pending home sales in March maintained their recent high level, but momentum slackened slightly in most of the country as dearth supply weighed on activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the South saw an uptick in contract signings last month
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 2.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 21, 2017

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 39 STATES OVER PAST 12 MONTHS; 17 STATES ADD JOBS...

California and Oregon Add Most Jobs for the Year; Illinois and Mississippi Have Largest Declines; New Mexico and California Top Monthly List; Alaska and Illinois Have Biggest Month-to-Month Drops
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 April 14, 2017. This week's results do not include an adjustment for the Good Friday holiday
ULI

Real Estate Economists Predict Moderate Growth for the Economy and Commercial Real Estate Industry...

The U.S. economy and commercial real estate industry are, in general, expected to experience moderate growth through much of 2019, according to a new three-year economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate.

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Financial Services Committee

Committee Completes Markup of Bills to Reauthorize and Reform National Flood...

The House Financial Services Committee met today to complete deliberation of and pass several measures to reform and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is set to expire on September, 30, 2017.

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NIBS

IAPMO to Serve as Building Innovation 2018 Technical Programs Sponsor

With planning underway for Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo, the Institute welcomes the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) as the returning Technical Programs Sponsor. This is the third straight year that IAPMO has taken the role.