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Is a Strong Economy Translating Into More New Homes?

The national economy took an upturn in February, according to the Chicago Fed's latest National Activity Index. Released Monday, the CFNAI—which measures 85 economic markers—for February landed at 0.88. That's 0.02 above January numbers. The news, however, wasn't as good ...

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Could Housing Construction Momentum Take a Hit?

Each monthly LegalShield Law Index tracks factors such as housing starts, foreclosure starts, and consumer confidence, compiling indices based on LegalShield’s proprietary data culled from their client base. The Law Index is divided up into sub-indices that track different sectors ...

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Single-Family Housing Starts Spike in Northeast

Dodge Data and Analytics has released its latest data on construction starts, showcasing stats for the month of January 2018. Among the noteworthy data points: a spike-in single-family housing starts in the Northeast region, even as the rest of the ...

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Foreclosure Starts Continue to Dwindle

Existing home sales declined slightly in January 2018, according to the LegalShield Law Index, a collection of five indices tracking multiple key economic indicators published monthly by LegalShield, an online membership-based provider of legal services. Meanwhile, LegalShield reports foreclosure starts ...

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Refinances May Nosedive as Purchase Market Booms

With interest rates expected to tick upwards and construction activity on the upswing, 2018 looks to be shifting toward a strong purchase market, but potential lows for refi.

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Leading Economic Indicators Advance for Fourth Month in a Row

Despite recently seeing their strongest year in more than half a decade, housing starts are still running below their long-term average of about 1.5 million annually—and that situation isn't expected to normalize for at least another few years, if economists' forecasts are right.

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Report: Housing Market Not Completely Back, But Getting Closer

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its Q3 Leading Markets Index (LMI) report Thursday, and the verdict is: National housing recovery is getting there, slowly but surely.

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