Economic

Over the past two decades, immigrants account­ed for about 28 percent of all household growth in the United States and have been a critical factor in the housing market’s recent recovery.

As concerns grow about a multifamily supply glut, financial watchdogs this month began scrutinizing how the largest lenders would cope with a property market crash.

Changes to Dodd-Frank will likely have broad impacts on the economy, but one key element for the housing industry is Trump’s focus on what he calls, “regulation that makes it impossible for banks to lend to people that are going to create jobs.”

With a limited number of property listings amid solid demand, sellers have little reason to reduce asking prices.

The housing market appeared to cool off a bit in February, but a trio of reports indicate good news on the horizon for component manufacturers and new construction.

A new report from Fitch Ratings suggests that Texas is one of a dozen states where home prices are not only unsustainable, they’re overheating.

This article contains slides and commentary on leading housing indicators for January 2017.

When asked how their perspective has changed in the past year, just over 43 percent of homebuyers said they are “more inclined to buy now.”

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased by 5.6 percentage points in February to 88.3, a new all-time high.

Tight availability of AD&C loans has been a limiting factor for home building growth, but easing credit conditions and a growing loan base have helped expand residential construction activity