Monthly Archives: January 2017

What concerns national new home builders have for 2017

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First time homebuyers; ready to buy but limited options holding them back

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National new home sales for December, 2016; double digit gain compared to FY2015

Sales of new single-family houses in December 2016 were 536,000 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), down 10.4 percent from November’s revised rate, and down 0.4 percent from December 2015. For the full year 2016, an estimated 563,000 new … Continue reading

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National mortgage tax return metrics

Mortgage Money After peaking at 40.8 million in 2007, the number of tax returns claiming the mortgage interest deduction has steadily fallen, and as of 2013, the latest year from which data is available, stands at just 33.3 million. Not … Continue reading

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National new home housing starts; 2016 v . 2015

Single Starts In 2015, single-family starts totaled 713,000 and in 2016, 783,000, up 9.8%. Remaining housing starts fell from 395,000 to 385,000. Overall, starts rose from 1.108 million to 1.168 million. Multifamily has recovered, but single-family starts remain at recessionary … Continue reading

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National home builder sentiment for January, 2017

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Triangle MLS market recap for 2016

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