Archive for Housing Starts

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Back On The Rise

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 27, 2017

After hitting a low for the year, mortgage rates were back on the rise this week, with the average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rising to 4.03%, up from 3.97% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary [Read More]

Housing Starts Fell 6.8% In March; Single-Family Production Down 6.2%

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 18, 2017

Housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.215 million, a decrease of 6.8% compared with a revised 1.303 million in February but an increase of 9.2% compared with 1.113 million in March 2016, according to [Read More]

Single-Family Housing Starts Jumped 6.5% In February

Posted by Patrick Barnard on March 17, 2017

Permit activity shows that the trend is likely to continue into spring.

Fannie Mae: Growth In Purchases Won’t Be Enough To Offset Drop In Refis In 2017

Written by Patrick Barnard on January 27, 2017

Applications for refinances could fall as much as 45%, Fannie Mae’s economist team forecasts.

Housing Starts Increased 4.9% In 2016 Compared With 2015

Posted by Patrick Barnard on January 19, 2017

One of the biggest problems facing the housing and mortgage industries in 2016 was a lack of inventory – in particular, suitable “starter” homes for first-time home buyers. This lack of inventory resulted in home prices staying artificially high, which, [Read More]

Housing Starts Took Steep Dive In November

Posted by Patrick Barnard on December 16, 2016

Housing starts in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of about 1.090 million, a decrease of 18.7% compared with an estimated 1.34 million in October and a decrease of 6.9% compared with about 1.171 million in November 2015, [Read More]

Housing Starts Jumped 25% In October

Posted by Patrick Barnard on November 17, 2016

Housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of about 1.323 million in October – an increase of 25.5% compared with a revised estimate of 1.054 million in September and an increase of 23.3% compared with about 1.073 million [Read More]

Housing Starts Disappoint, Fell 9% In September

Posted by Patrick Barnard on October 19, 2016

Starts of single-family homes, however, increased 8.1% compared with August.

Housing Starts Fell 5.8% In August

Posted by Patrick Barnard on September 20, 2016

Housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.142 million, a decrease of 5.8% compared with a revised estimate of 1.212 million in July but an increase of 0.9% compared with 1.132 million in August 2015, [Read More]

Housing Starts Rise For Third Consecutive Month

Posted by Patrick Barnard on August 16, 2016

Housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of about 1.211 million in July – an increase of 2.1% compared with about 1.186 million in June and an increase of 5.6% compared with about 1.147 million in July 2015, [Read More]

Housing Starts Jumped 4.8% In June

Posted by Patrick Barnard on July 20, 2016

Building permits in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of about 1.153 million, an increase of 1.5% compared with the revised May rate of about 1.136 million.

Housing Starts, Building Permits Lackluster In March

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 19, 2016

Housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 million, a decrease of 8.8% compared with the revised February estimate of 1.194 million but an increase of 14.2% compared with the March 2015 rate of 954,000, [Read More]

Housing Starts Increased 5.2% In February

Posted by Patrick Barnard on March 16, 2016

Housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.178 million, an increase of 5.2% compared with the revised January estimate of 1.120 million and 30.9% above the February 2015 rate of 900,000, according to estimates released [Read More]

Housing Starts Fell 3.8% In January

Posted by Patrick Barnard on February 17, 2016

Builder confidence falls as economic uncertainty abounds.