The U.S. Housing Market Should Have a Happy New Year

Solid job growth, declining delinquencies and improving demographics should keep the U.S. housing economy strong in 2017, according to a new report from insurer Nationwide.

The company, in its latest housing barometer, said that the majority of the most sustainable housing markets in the country are located east of…

Read More

Why Aren’t Americans Moving?

Americans are moving at a historically low rate, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

The percentage of Americans moving over a one-year period fell to an all time low in the United States to 11.2 percent in 2016.

Of those who moved, 42.2 percent said they…

Read More

With Housing, Supply Is Not Meeting Demand

It’s a simple rule of capitalism that when supply fails to meet demand, prices rise. According to the National Association of Realtors, this goes a long way toward explaining what’s happening in housing markets across the country.

A new report from the NAR finds that the median existing…

Read More

Cities for Wealth Building

Some cities help you to build wealth, while others mainly suck it away. A new study from Bankrate helps you to know which ones are which.

Bankrate’s study ranked 21 large metro areas in five categories: savable income, human capital, debt burden, homeownership and access to financial services.

According…

Read More

Uncertainty Keeps Mortgage Rates in Check, For Now

Mortgage rates were little changed last week, as markets adopted a “wait and see” attitude amidst uncertainty about the outcome of the U.S. election and the likelihood of an imminent move by the Federal Reserve to push interest rates higher.

According to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey the…

Read More