Mortgage rates sink to the lowest level in a year

Slumping Home Sales
From Steve Goldstein: Mortgage rates skidded last week to the lowest level in a year.
BATS:ITB March 14, 2019 11:32am

iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) crosses above the 200-day moving average

reit investments
From ETF Channel: In trading on Monday, shares of the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) crossed above their 200-day moving average of $35.05, changing hands as high as $35.15 per share. iShares U.S. Home Construction shares are currently trading up about 1.3% on the day. The chart below shows the one-year performance of ITB shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
BATS:ITB March 12, 2019 4:58pm

The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate is lower in 2019 than in 2018

reit investments
From Andrea Riquier: Rates for home loans rose slightly, squelching borrower enthusiasm even as the long-term outlook for rates remained upbeat for buyers.
BATS:ITB March 7, 2019 3:31pm

New home sales increased 3.7%, rise to a 7-month high in December

home buyers
From Reuters: Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a seven-month high in December, but November's outsized jump was revised lower, pointing to continued weakness in the housing market.
BATS:ITB March 5, 2019 2:20pm

The rapid ascent of housing prices in the past 10 years has experts worried

housing market
From Wayne Duggan: It's been about 12 years since the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble that triggered the Great Recession. Fortunately for homeowners, the housing market recovered relatively quickly. Yet there are warning signs that new localized bubbles could be starting to burst again.
BATS:ITB February 14, 2019 2:33pm

Mortgage rates fall on worries about global economy

home buyers
From Andrea Riquier: Rates for home loans fell in line with the bond market as a slowing global economy increasingly sent investors to the perceived safety of fixed-income assets.
BATS:ITB February 7, 2019 12:26pm

The reasons homeowners are re-thinking about remodeling

Slumping Home Sales
From Diana Olick:
BATS:ITB January 24, 2019 5:30pm

The supply of homes is rising, but most are unaffordable

housing market
From Diana Olick:
BATS:ITB January 23, 2019 1:39pm

The government shutdown is impacting the housing market

Housing Market
From Steve Goldstein: A new study from the nation's leading real-estate agent advocacy group shows how the partial federal government shutdown is curbing economic activity.
BATS:ITB January 9, 2019 12:16pm

Worst Yet to Come for Housing Market, Says Advisor Who Called 2008 Crash

Housing Market
From Prashant Gopal: James Stack, who predicted the 2008 real estate crash and nailed last year's housing slowdown with uncanny timing, is back with some bad news for 2019.
BATS:ITB January 7, 2019 12:21pm

Home builder confidence hits 3.5 year low

Housing Sector
From Tyler Durden: Upton Sinclair once noted: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it."
BATS:ITB December 17, 2018 11:53am

Homebuilders are not benefiting from lower mortgage rates

homebuilders stocks
From Diana Olick:
BATS:ITB December 13, 2018 1:18pm

Housing Sector Update: Homeowners equity gains are shrinking

Housing Sector
From Diana Olick : Homeowners in most places are still seeing their nest eggs get a little bigger, but the gains are shrinking quickly.
BATS:ITB December 10, 2018 12:37pm

Pending Home Sales Plunge To Weakest Since 2014

Housing Sector
From Tyler Durden: Hope was high for a rebound (after new-home-sales slumped), but that was dashed as pending home sales plunged 2.6% MoM in October (well below the expected 0.5% MoM bounce).
BATS:ITB November 29, 2018 12:44pm

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