Category Archives: Housing

Rental Demand Elevated in 2Q; Home Refinancing Intensifies as Rates Fall

  I I HOUSING JULY 2019 I Research Brief Rental Demand Elevated in 2Q; Home Refinancing Intensifies as Rates Fall I Mortgage rates falling but home sales still soft. Though mortgage rates have declined 80 basis points since they peaked last November, single-family home sales remain sluggish. An increased preference for rentals, the limited number […]

Low Mortgage Rates and Tight Labor Market Bolster Housing Demand

  I I HOUSING JUNE 2019 I Research Brief Low Mortgage Rates and Tight Labor Market Bolster Housing Demand I Housing outlook rises as mortgage rates fall. Existing home sales fell for the second consecutive month in April, as the higher mortgage rates weighed on demand and the limited supply of available homes left entry-level […]

Affordability Slows Home Sales, Turning Rising Residential Demand Toward Apartments

    Follow us: |  |  Research Brief October 2018 HOUSING Developing Trends ■ Despite lowering apartment vacancy, tightened construction lending has led to a tapering in multifamily permitting issuance, while single-family permitting also remains low. A slowdown in housing construction will be met with heightened residential demand and could lead to a shortage of stock if […]

Affordability Concerns Rise as Demand Exceeds Housing Construction

  Follow us: |  |  Research Brief September 2018 HOUSING Developing Trends ■ The rising cost of homeownership has decelerated existing home sales activity to the slowest pace in more than two years. Sales declined for a fourth straight month in July and were down 1.4 percent from one year ago. ■ New home sales continue to […]