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  • Despite Weekly Declines, Refinancing...

    For the week ending September 11, 2020, the Mortgage Banker’s Association’s (MBA) Weekly Application Survey indicated a decrease in its Market Composite Index, a measure of both […]

  • How Many Homes are Concrete-Framed?

    We know lumber prices are up more than 170% since mid-April as of mid-September. As housing has rebounded, the lack of lumber has materialized as a key weak spot for housing supply. With that in […]

  • Weekly Initial Jobless Claims and Continuing...

    According to the Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report released by the U.S. Department of Labor today, weekly initial jobless claims decreased during the week ending September 12, and […]

  • Single-Family Starts Expand in August

    Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units due to a double-digit percentage […]

  • Builder Confidence Soars to an All-Time High,...

    In a strong signal that housing is leading the economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to hit an all-time high of 83 in […]