Housing

Confidence in Housing as an Investment Rises

May 6th, 2018
With appreciation climbing and equity growing, homeownership is the investment to make—and according to new research, Americans believe it is a solid vehicle for wealth. Sixty-five percent of respondents to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

Experts on Housing Less Optimistic as a Result of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

February 21st, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is affecting the housing outlook, according to new research. Approximately two-fifths (41 percent) of experts in Zillow’s 2018 Q1 Home Price Expectations Survey have a less optimistic outlook as a result of the reform;...

Economic Forecast Perks Up

September 23rd, 2017
Analysts are amending their economic forecast due to higher GDP expectations, even as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma weigh on growth, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for September 2017. The...

Made a Misstep When It Comes to Housing? You’re Not Alone

July 17th, 2017
Many homeowners and renters are feeling the sting of regret when it comes to their choices and experiences, but less so than five years ago—a progression in perspective as the effects of the housing crisis continue to fade, according to...

Economic Outlook: Slow Going to Push Rate Hike to End of Year

July 18th, 2017
Analysts anticipate a slowdown for the economy in the latter half of 2017, with housing having less bearing on growth due to constraints in supply, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing...

Gen X Falls Behind in Equity Gain

July 19th, 2017
Homeowners have made inroads in building equity back up since the crash, with mortgages more evenly leveraged as values recover. One group, however, is struggling more than others to claw its way back. Gen X homeowners—those aged 35 to 50—wound...

‘Preserving the Middle Class’: Outgoing HUD Secretary Castro on Housing

January 5th, 2017
Outgoing Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro recently released an exit memo recognizing the agency’s efforts under the Obama Administration, summing up its missive in words every disenfranchised American Dreamer strives for: “HUD provides a passport...

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