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Generation Gap in Household Formations

Generation Gap in Household Formations

The total number of U.S. households with at least one member younger than 50 years old shrank between 2004 and 2014; at the same time, the number with at least one member between 50 and 75 grew. What's going on?

Nearly 80 Percent of Top 100 U.S. Housing Markets Improving

Nearly 80 Percent of Top 100 U.S. Housing Markets Improving

Strong Buyer Demand Driving Top Performing Markets in MiMi this Month

April Homes Sales

April Homes Sales

Currently existing home sales are slightly down 0.7%, and new home sales are up 17% compared to 2013 through April on a non-seasonally adjusted basis.

How Much Longer Can Low Mortgage Rates Keep Homebuyer Affordability Afloat?

How Much Longer Can Low Mortgage Rates Keep Homebuyer Affordability Afloat?

Low mortgage rates offset rising house prices to keep homebuyer affordability high in most housing markets at the start of the year.

Refinancing Borrowers Saving Over $1.4 Billion in Mortgage Interest Payments

Refinancing Borrowers Saving Over $1.4 Billion in Mortgage Interest Payments

Equity Cash-Out Activity Increases, But Volume Remains Low

Heading into May, Momentum Builds for Home Sales

Heading into May, Momentum Builds for Home Sales

Last month, we indicated that April would be a make or break month for home sales. So, how are we doing?

Housing Stability Index Shows 60% of Top 100 U.S. Metro Markets Improving

Housing Stability Index Shows 60% of Top 100 U.S. Metro Markets Improving

MiMi now tracks the top 100 metro markets across the country.

No Foolin'

No Foolin'

We're not the only ones who believe that a 3% down mortgage product will help boost sales this spring homebuying season.

April, Make or Break for Home Sales

April, Make or Break for Home Sales

Pending home sales trend bodes well for best home sales since 2007.

Housing Markets Experience Some Winter Doldrums

Housing Markets Experience Some Winter Doldrums

Housing markets weakened slightly, which is no surprise considering the harsh winter and slowdown in economic activity at the outset of 2015.

U.S. Housing Market Showed a 4.4 Percent Improvement in 2014

U.S. Housing Market Showed a 4.4 Percent Improvement in 2014

Vegas, Denver & Chicago were most improved housing markets last year.

The Affordability Stretch Got A Little Easier

The Affordability Stretch Got A Little Easier

With homebuyer affordability improving, some Americans are feeling the burn a bit less as they stretch to make homeownership a reality.