Original research and analysis on housing trends, the economy and the mortgage market
Freddie Mac research reveals that higher rents and home prices are the primary reason behind the eight percent decrease in the homeownership rate among young adults (under age 35) since the rate's peak in 2004. What does the future hold for tomorrow's young adults?
This year's hike in mortgage rates is not having a large impact on homebuyer demand or sales, but its effect on refinancing activity will likely keep total mortgage loan originations slightly down this year. More
Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at an annualized rate of 2.3 percent in the first quarter of 2018, down from 2.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. More
The U.S. economy posted strong growth with fourth quarter 2017 Real Gross Domestic Product (real GDP) growth revised upwards to 2.9 percent. More
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Multifamily explores how the rapid rise in rents over the past several years has hit lower-income renters hard. More
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