Original research and analysis on housing trends, the economy and the mortgage market
In the last 10 years, since the Great Recession, the economy has expanded greatly, but the housing market still has not recovered. Since 2011, residential housing construction has increased, but only gradually. More
As the year-end approaches, we look ahead to 2019 and what are likely to be the dominant economic trends in the new year. More
Rising rates coupled with increasing home prices have discouraged homebuying activity during the third quarter of 2018. More
New research finds a large and growing segment of renters continue to believe renting is a more affordable option than owning, even as many of those same renters are feeling the squeeze of rising housing costs. More
Members of the LGBT community are less likely to own a home, are more mobile, fear discrimination when buying a home, and prioritize living in LGBT-safe neighborhoods, says new research by Freddie Mac. 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
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