Housing starts drop to a near 2-year low

From Andrea Riquier: The numbers: Housing starts were at a 1.14 million seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, the Commerce Department said Friday, 0.3% lower compared to February.
BATS:ITB April 19, 2019 1:44pm

What should we expect from the housing market in 2019?

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From Janna Herron:

Forget fevered bidding wars and snap home-buying decisions. Slower and steadier will characterize next year's housing market.

NYSE:XHB April 17, 2019 8:00pm

Mortgage application volume rose 2.3% last week

From Diana Olick:

Mortgage interest rates are now decidedly lower than a year ago, and home shoppers are buying in, but most are wealthier consumers purchasing more expensive homes.

BATS:ITB

Home-builder sentiment reaches a 6-month high

From Diana Olick:
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NYSE:XHB April 16, 2019 12:29pm

President Trump’s tax reform is having a negative effect on the housing market

From Shelly Hagan: President Trump's tax reform is likely having a negative effect on the housing market, according to a newly published study by researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
NYSE:XHB April 15, 2019 3:57pm

Mortgage rates begin to rise again

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From Andrea Riquier: Rates for home loans edged up after reports showed the economy was shrugging off its winter sluggishness.
NYSE:XHB April 11, 2019 8:00pm

Falling mortgage rates could benefit the home builder stocks

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From Daren Fonda: The outlook for home sales seems to be improving with mortgage rates down sharply from last fall. That is prompting some analysts to upgrade the stocks of home builders and lift their price targets.
NYSE:XHB April 10, 2019 3:10pm

Lower mortgage rates cause resurgence in housing sentiment

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From Diana Olick:
NYSE:XHB April 8, 2019 10:59pm

Weekly mortgage refinancing applications skyrocket 39% after rates fall

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From Diana Olick: The biggest one-week rate drop in a decade unleashed a run on refinances last week, although it did not especially spur spring buyers.
NYSE:XHB April 3, 2019 12:54pm

CoreLogic predicts that home prices could rise 5% by 2020

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From Diana Olick:
NYSE:XHB April 2, 2019 12:46pm

Mortgage rates plummet at the fastest pace in 10 years on economic growth fears

From Andrea Riquier: Rates for home loans tumbled, as investors snatched up safe assets in the wake of a Federal Reserve policy announcement that took markets by surprise.
BATS:ITB March 29, 2019 5:04pm

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