Tag: housing market

Housing starts down again in January

U.S. homebuilders started construction on fewer projects in January than in December, continuing a six-year, saw-tooth pattern of ups and downs in housing starts. January housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1.065 million units, 2 percent below the downwardly revised December estimate of 1.087 million. Economists […]

March Housing Starts Will Rise With the Mercury

It’ll be a spring thaw: Housing starts likely jumped as soon as the weather warmed up in March, even as concerns remain about the cost of land and labor. Starts will rise to a seasonally adjusted annualized pace of 970,000 when the Census releases its home-construction report tomorrow morning, according […]

Housing Recovery Masks Dangers for Young

Housing Recovery Masks Dangers for Young

Galen Eckenroth has what he knows is an uncommon pastime for someone his age: He’s looking to invest in real estate. Yet no matter how much he looked last year, the 26-year-old from San Diego just wasn’t able to buy. He says that in a city where buyers were willing […]

Februarys weather kept U.S. housing starts low, at a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of 907,000, down 2,000 from January. Heavy permit applications, however, suggested the numbers would increase again once the weather warmed.

February Cold Keep Housing Starts Flat

Weather held U.S. housing starts flat in February, even as the sector showed signs it would grow in spring. Starts dropped to a seasonally adjusted, annualized pace of 907,000 in February, a mere 0.2 percent below January’s revised estimate of 909,000, according to data released jointly on March 18 by […]

Home prices dropped slightly in December

  The housing market’s recovery slowed at the end of 2013 as U.S. home prices nationwide dropped slightly. The National Home Price Index declined 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter, according to S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices Feb. 25. The 10-City and 20-City Composites increased […]

Student debt endangers the American Dream

Student debt endangers the American Dream

Paul Buehler’s $60,000 in debt weighs heavy on him. As a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Arizona the 31-year-old has spent the last eight years relying on student loans. His debt will become due when he finishes in December. Then his salary will just pay his student […]

Declining home prices offset rise in sales

Existing home sales increased last month, but declining prices and a high percentage of distressed sales indicate that the housing market faces a long road to recovery. The National Association of Realtors reported Feb. 23 that existing home sales increased 2.7 percent from December 2010 to a seasonally adjusted annual […]