Economic

Salisbury City Council members are considering a one-year moratorium on city fees associated with new house construction on vacant lots and some abandoned subdivisions in the city as a way to boost home ownership.

Blackstone's big bet on the U.S. residential real estate recovery is planning to list on stock markets in an initial public offering that may fetch a valuation north of $5 billion.

Consumer confidence increased in December to the highest level since August 2001.

This article outlines eight things housing experts expect to see in 2017.

Blackstone Group LP Chairman and CEO Steve Schwarzman said he expected to see a "very substantial reversal of regulations of all types," for the financial sector

This article contains slides and commentary on leading housing indicators for October 2016.

We need a few years of above-normal construction activity, say 1.7 million housing starts per year to see a slight rise in vacancy rates to help lessen the rent growth pressure and bring the inventory of homes for sale to a more balanced market.

Even as Americans have ramped up their willingness to borrow in recent months, there is plenty of room for the housing recovery to run.

Despite a more moderate housing market overall in 2017, strong local economies and population growth will continue to fuel the nation's top markets. 

Here are 10 housing factors worth eyeballing in 2017 and what these real estate yardsticks do (and don’t) tell us.