Economic & Housing Research
Weekly Commentary and Economic Update
Mortgage rates were little changed this week amid positive housing news. Housing starts surged 20.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted pace of 1.14 million units in April, the highest level since 2007. As homebuying season moves into full swing, home builders remain positive about home sales in the near future. Although the NAHB housing market index slipped 2 points to 54 in May it is still above 50, indicating that on balance builders remain optimistic about housing markets.
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We provide information, data, analysis, and insight across a wide range of housing and economic indicators.
Our weekly survey shows the rates, fees, and points for the most popular mortgage products.
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Our monthly look at the stability of the housing market for the nation, each state and the District of Columbia, and the top 100 metros.
Our quarterly review of house price values for the nation, each state and the District of Columbia, and 367 MSAs.
Our quarterly report analyzes the refinancing trends of borrowers who recently refinanced their home loans.