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State of Housing in Swing States

Popular votes and their importance are debatable. The winners-take-all electoral votes in the swing states will determine who will be the next President of the United States. Many have already decided for whom to vote, but for some still...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (February 2016)

The overall consumer inflation was virtually unchanged in February but some components are picking up steam thereby raising the prospect of a higher inflation and higher interest rates next year. Specifically, the overall consumer price index fell by 0.2...

Latest GDP (4th Quarter 2015)

Economic growth was feeble in the final quarter of 2015, rising only 0.7 percent. One bright spot, however, was the housing sector, which through new home construction and rising home sales drove housing investment to rise by 8.2 percent....

Latest New Home Sales (December 2015)

Home sales of newly constructed homes rose solidly in December. The latest tally is the second highest monthly sales pace in nearly eight years. The annual total is the best in nearly a decade. The gain also affirms the...

Housing Starts: Spring May Bring Tight Supply Conditions

Here is a look at the latest housing starts for November 2015. New home construction rose significantly in the latest month and is on track for most activity since 2007. Still, significantly more construction is needed to relieve the...