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Millennials want to buy houses but can't get mortgages

It is the No. 1 barrier to entry for young, would-be homebuyers: credit. Read Article

Mon, 02 May 2016 07:31:00 PDT

Homeownership near its lowest in history

The homeownership rate is now just one-tenth of 1 basis point higher than its all-time low in the second quarter of 2015. Read Article

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:21:00 PDT

Pending home sales up 1.4%, highest pace in nearly a year

Homebuyers stepped up their purchases in March, signing contracts to buy existing homes at the highest pace in nearly a year. Read Article

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Slight rate gain causes weekly mortgage applications to drop 4.1%

just a small gain in interest rates having an outsized effect on mortgage applications. Read Article

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Home prices in 20 cities rose in Feb, though gains are moderating in urban areas

Home prices in 20 U.S. metropolitan cities continued to rise in February, though gains are moderating in a number of urban areas. Read Article

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Young homebuyers cringe on credit scores

About a third of future homebuyers say their credit score might hurt their ability to buy a home, according to a new survey by Experian. Read Article

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:51:00 PDT

Existing home sales rise sharply; prices advance

Sales suggest the housing market recovery remained intact despite signs that economic growth stalled in the Q1. Read Article

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:05:00 PDT

Mortgage applications rise 1.3% but buyers pull back

Interest rates held relatively steady last week, near one-year lows, but homebuyers were not enticed. Here's why. Read Article

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Homebuilder blues: Don't blame labor shortage

A Goldman report suggests weak home construction isn't because of labor shortages. Read Article

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Housing data add to signs of weak Q1 GDP growth

Starts fell more than expected in March, suggesting some cooling in the housing market in line with signs of a sharp slowdown in economic growth. Read Article

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:05:00 PDT