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Pending Home Sales Rebound in May

After a minor dip in April, pending home sales rebounded in May, mainly driven by the lower mortgage rates. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts. The PHSI rose 1.1% from 104.3 in April to 105.4 in May, but was still 0.7% below the level… Read More ›

Pending Home Sales Slide in April

After a large gain in March, pending home sales slightly dropped in April. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts. The PHSI fell 1.5% from 105.9 in March to 104.3 in April, and was still 2.0% below the level of one year ago, marking the… Read More ›

Homes Built in Nonmetropolitan America

Of the 848,000 single-family homes started in the U.S. in 2017, roughly 79,000 were nonmetropolitan—that is, they were built outside one of the officially-defined metropolitan areas—as reported in a recent NAHB study,  At 79,000, nonmetropolitan single-family starts were up 40 percent from the trough in 2011, compared to a 97 percent for single-family starts overall. The NAHB study is based on territory… Read More ›