Economic

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.

The 2017 housing market will be a year of slowing, yet moderate growth, set against the backdrop of a changing composition of home buyers and a post-election interest rate jump.

NAHB's analysis of PPI data shows material costs in the homebuilding industry are down.

Over the last four quarters ending with the third quarter of 2016, townhouse starts totaled 94,000, a more than 10% gain over prior year total.

Trump’s policies could affect housing in different ways. Restrictions on immigration could limit the supply of available workers for construction firms, which have already complained for years of labor shortages.

We know that millennials still definitely want to buy homes, but the reality is that they are currently set back by challenges such as student loans, a low savings rate, and housing prices.

Here are five things to watch for in real estate in 2017 — don’t get blindsided.

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