U.S. housing starts fell nearly 10 percent from November to December of 2013 but did increase slightly on a year-over-year basis, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau data.
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions recently issued its public support for legislation designed to delay flood insurance premium costs triggered by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
In its recently released January MarketPulse report, real estate industry analysis firm CoreLogic evaluated which factors most prominently shaped the mortgage financing landscape in 2013, and what consumers can expect in terms of credit availability in 2014.
The Federal Reserve recently released the latest incarnation of its Beige Book, offering evaluations of the current economic conditions and how they will affect individual sector growth as the new year finds its rhythm.
Despite suspicions that increased regulation from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would lead to curbed lending practices, at least one industry service has released rather lofty expectations for the 2014 business year based on mostly positive fourth-quarter 2013 returns.
A second consecutive uninspiring jobs report has many wondering whether the long-term health of the economy, and by proxy the housing market, is in question.
Good news for prospective homebuyers came in the form of findings from the most recent Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey, which offered promise that residential property value appreciation rates will moderate over the next five years.
Household borrowing rates increased significantly during the fourth quarter of 2013, a sign that American consumers may finally be back on their feet and that the lending environment is returning to something resembling normalcy.
The inventory issue that has threatened the housing market's long-term sustainability may finally be righting itself.
The number of U.S. homeowners eligible for refinancing plans is apparently shrinking, according to a recent report focusing on borrowers who own residential property.