Tag: housing

Source: Matthew Hurst

High Prices, Low Supply Force Homebuyers to Scramble for Fewer Homes

Housing prices hit a 31-month high in February amid depressed inventory, making it hard for first-time buyers to purchase homes. The Case Shiller Home Price Index for the nation rose 5.7 percent in January over the previous month and increased 5.9 percent from the same month a year ago. Inventory […]

Home prices and sales have risen as signs of a healthy economy.

Housing Prices Cap Off 2016 With A High

Consumers cast a strong vote of confidence in the Trump administration as they pushed housing prices up with prospects of a growing economy. The Case Shiller National Home Price index, released on February 28, reported a 5.8 percent annual gain from November, faster than last month’s robust gain. Prices increased […]

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 […]