5 Things to Watch in the March Housing Starts Report

5 Things to Watch in the March Housing Starts Report

By George Goss @GeorgeGoss4 Tomorrow the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development post the numbers for new residential construction in March. The median forecast of Bloomberg-surveyed economists is 1.17 million. The top-ranked...
Housing Starts Drop 3.8 Percent in January

Housing Starts Drop 3.8 Percent in January

By George Goss Economic uncertainty is taking a toll on the housing market, and economists and industry insiders blame a range of factors. New home starts declined in January by 3.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million from 1.14 million in...

Home Prices Are Going Up, But There’s A Catch

By Alessandra Malito Home prices are going to go up in the United States. They will be doing so slowly, though. Last month the results of the Case Shiller 20-City Composites study, which serves as a measure of U.S. home prices, were disappointing, with a decline of...

Decline in Home Prices Makes for a Normal Market

By Alessandra Malito Home prices continued to unimpress this month. For the third consecutive month, the numbers have declined by 0.1 percent. But according to the Case Shiller 20-City Composites study, which gives a broader measure of U.S. home prices, there was an...