Category Archives: Home & Garden

Driverless Cars Have Potential Market

NAHB regularly conducts national polls of American adults and home buyers in order to understand new trends and preferences in the housing market. This is

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Households Age 55+: Worth $62 Trillion

Households age 55 or older earn about half of all household income in the U.S., but hold over two-thirds of the residential equity and other

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Fed Survey Confirms Broader Economic Improvement, But Concerns Exist

Information provided by the Federal Reserve Board in its January 2018 release of the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) indicates that lending standards on

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Construction Job Openings Fall in December

The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector declined in December. The fall in open jobs followed several months of strong of net job gains for

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UK Mortgages – High Share for Interest-Only Debt

New data from the UK offers a reminder of how different housing finance systems are nation to nation. Almost one in five home owners in

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Interest Rates Rise

According to the Mortgage Interest Rate Survey produced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, contract rates on 30-Year fixed rate mortgages ticked up one basis

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Private Residential Spending Reaches Cycle High

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 0.5% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of

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Fed Stands Pat at Chair Yellen’s Final FOMC Meeting

In Janet Yellen’s final meeting as Chair, the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC or Committee) voted unanimously to maintain the federal funds rate, its short-term

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Strong Owner Household Formation Brings Homeownership Rate Up

The U.S. homeownership rate stands at 64.2% in the fourth quarter 2017, up from 63.7% a year ago and 63.9% last quarter, according to the

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Saving Rate Hits the Lowest Level Since 2005

The US saving rate dropped to 2.4%, according to the most recent data release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. It is the lowest level

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