Rising rates coupled with increasing home prices have discouraged homebuying activity during the third quarter of 2018. More
Even with slightly improving inventory conditions and relenting home price pressures, home sales this year are now expected to come in just below last year's level. More
The U.S. economy accelerated in the second quarter of 2018, with real GDP growth at 4.1 percent, which was the strongest quarterly growth rate since the third quarter of 2014. More
Performance in the multifamily market remained healthy in the first half of 2018, and is expected to continue throughout the second half of 2018 and into 2019, but with continued moderation from the prior few years. More
Exceptionally low housing supply and weaker affordability slowed the housing market in the first half of 2018, but total sales activity should still slightly top year-ago levels. More
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
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