The FINANCIAL -- Deteriorating housing affordability will drive 2016 housing trends. A lack of affordable homes near city centers will push new and first-time homebuyers to suburbs that feel like walkable, amenity-rich mini-cities. Rising rents will force more young renters to wait longer before buying a home. And the looming threat of rising mortgage interest rates will slowly erode some of the ...

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The FINANCIAL -- Freddie Mac on November 6 released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates rising amid market expectations of possible rate ...

The FINANCIAL -- New-home construction sank in October, as builders dialed back construction of apartments and condominiums that drove demand through much of the summer, according to ...

The FINANCIAL -- Freddie Mac on November 12 released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates rising amid continued market expectations of a ...

The FINANCIAL -- RealtyTrac on November 12 released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for October 2015, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions ...

The FINANCIAL -- New Zealand's house prices and sales fell in October from the previous month, dragged down by weaker demand in Auckland, though prices and sales rose from a year ago, according to ...