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Affordability: The Millennial Fallacy

Jack interest rates up a few more points, and we won’t be saying attainability is only a young-adults and entry-level challenge.

Read more at BUILDER

February 17th, 2017|

New Single-Family Home Size Trends

After increasing and leveling off in recent years, new single-family home size continued along a general trend of decreasing size during the fourth quarter of 2016. This ongoing change marks a reversal of the trend that had been in place as builders focused on the higher end of the market during the recovery. As the entry-level market expands, including growth for townhouses, typical new home size is expected to decline.

Read more at NAHB Eye On Housing

February 17th, 2017|

Consumer Price Index in January – Headline Inflation Surged With Energy Prices

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose in January. The CPI rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.8% in January, a big jump from the 3.1% in December. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, “core” CPI increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.8%, faster than the 2.7% in December.

Read more at NAHB Eye On Housing

February 15th, 2017|

Have Gypsum Prices Found a New Normal?

The prices of ready-mix concrete, gypsum, and softwood lumber fell 0.2%, 3.5%, and 0.1%, respectively, in January according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  OSB prices ticked up 1.8%, reversing the 1.3% price decline in December. Long-term trends in gypsum and ready-mix concrete prices are in focus this month, albeit for different reasons.

Read more at NAHB Eye On Housing

February 15th, 2017|

Top 10 most toxic zip codes for homeowners

The third annual Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index from ATTOM Data Solutions, a fused property database, finds about 25% of single-family homes and condos in areas analyzed are located in high-risk zip codes.

Read more at HOUSINGWIRE

February 15th, 2017|