Economic Conditions

Single-Family Starts Drop for Second Month
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Single-Family Starts Drop for Second Month

Remain up 3.9% from December, 2015 at annual pace of 795K. More

OSB Prices on the Rise
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OSB Prices on the Rise

Prices have increased by 30% over the past two years. More

Rising Interest Rate Poses Problem for Millennials Entering Housing Market
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Rising Interest Rate Poses Problem for Millennials Entering Housing Market

The spike has lowered the median size mortgage that borrowers can qualify for by 9%. More

Mortgage Application Index Rose 0.8% Last Week
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Mortgage Application Index Rose 0.8% Last Week

New conforming loan balance limit takes effect for the week ending January 13th. More

Metrostudy Economist Warns of Coming Overvaluation
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Metrostudy Economist Warns of Coming Overvaluation

Rising mortgage rates could lead to a price bubble, says Mark Boud. More

Why Men Aren't Applying to Most of the Fastest-Growing Jobs
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Why Men Aren't Applying to Most of the Fastest-Growing Jobs

Most of the fastest growing jobs are in healthcare, which calls for employees to... More

Democrats Request Testimony From Mnuchin's Foreclosed Upon Homeowners
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Democrats Request Testimony From Mnuchin's Foreclosed Upon Homeowners

Democrats have asked the Senate Committee on Finance to allow “victims of Mnuchin... More

Best Cities to Invest in Housing for 2017
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Best Cities to Invest in Housing for 2017

Texas is definitely one place you need to keep an eye on. More

More Than Half of American Don't have $500 in Savings
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More Than Half of American Don't have $500 in Savings

How prepared are they for an emergency expense? More

Zelman's Fresh Take on 2017
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Zelman's Fresh Take on 2017

Dial in on the Ivy's-eye-view of what's going to happen in housing over the next... More

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