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Changes in the National Housing Market: Indicators as of January 2020
Changes in the National Housing Market: Indicators as of January 2020

Does the latest report show any significant housing market changes in late 2019/early 2020?The latest Housing Market Indicators (HMI) report shows that seasonally adjusted house-price increases have become more moderate, and mortgage interest rates are approaching all-time lows.



Strong Economic Conditions in the Evansville HMA Led by the Manufacturing Sector
Strong Economic Conditions in the Evansville HMA Led by the Manufacturing Sector

The Evansville Housing Market Area (Evansville HMA) is located along the Ohio River and includes parts of southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky.




Available Data To Assess U.S. Housing Market Conditions
Available Data To Assess U.S. Housing Market Conditions

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) maintains the U.S. Housing Market Conditions (USHMC) website, which contains national, regional, state, metropolitan, and local data and analysis.



Keeping Housing Affordable: The Growing Need To Preserve Existing Housing
Keeping Housing Affordable: The Growing Need To Preserve Existing Housing

Medical advances and other demographic changes have increased life expectancy in the United States, and seniors now represent a higher percentage of the U.S. population than ever before.



New Insights on Borrowers From the National Survey of Mortgage Originations
New Insights on Borrowers From the National Survey of Mortgage Originations

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s Fall Research conference included a session featuring research recently published in Cityscape based on an exciting new data source for the mortgage market.



Strong Employment Growth and a High Homeownership Rate in the Raleigh HMA
Strong Employment Growth and a High Homeownership Rate in the Raleigh HMA

The Raleigh, North Carolina Housing Market Area (Raleigh HMA) is in central North Carolina and includes Franklin, Johnston, and Wake counties.




Community Land Trusts and Stable Affordable Housing
Community Land Trusts and Stable Affordable Housing

The use of community land trusts (CLTs) is an increasingly common strategy to ensure the availability of permanently affordable housing for residents who might otherwise be priced out of their neighborhoods.



“The State of the Nation’s Housing” Report Describes a Strong Homeownership Market but a Lack of Affordable Rental Options
“The State of the Nation’s Housing” Report Describes a Strong Homeownership Market but a Lack of Affordable Rental Options

According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ recently released “State of the Nation’s Housing 2019” report, the United States is not producing enough housing to keep up with household growth.



The Miami CHMA Has Balanced Housing Markets, but Rising Sales Prices Act as a Barrier to Homeownership
The Miami CHMA Has Balanced Housing Markets, but Rising Sales Prices Act as a Barrier to Homeownership

The Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida Housing Market Area (Miami HMA), located on the Atlantic coast in southeast Florida, includes the cities of Miami, Miami Beach, Kendall, Doral, and Homestead.




Unique Partnerships Create a Community of Prefabricated Homes in Missoula, Montana
Unique Partnerships Create a Community of Prefabricated Homes in Missoula, Montana

In 2016, at the height of the production boom at the Bakken Oil Fields in Montana, a hedge fund purchased numerous fully furnished prefabricated homes as an investment, intending to lease them to oil workers.



 
Demystifying HUD’s CHMA Reports: An Interview with Kevin Kane
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In this column, Kevin Kane, PD&R’s Chief Housing Market Analyst, highlights how HUD’s Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis reports provide insight into local economic and housing market conditions.
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Is There a Slowdown in the Apartment Market?
Is There a Slowdown in the Apartment Market?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal posed the question of whether the national apartment market is cooling down. After years of high demand for rental housing, recent data suggest that supply may have finally caught up.
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The Opportunity Project, Creating Digital Tools with Open Data: An Interview with Drew Zachary
The Opportunity Project, Creating Digital Tools with Open Data: An Interview with Drew Zachary

In this column, Drew Zachary, Policy Advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council, discusses the Opportunity Project, a program that exploits open data sources and provides tools that enable greater access to opportunity for all Americans.
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Demand for Rental Housing at New High
Demand for Rental Housing at New High

The pace of multifamily housing construction in the United States has increased considerably since the recent recession, with most of the growth concentrated in the rental sector.
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Spotlight on Housing Starts
Spotlight on Housing Starts

If you watch or read economic commentary, you will most likely come across an economic indicator known as “housing starts.”
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Using Public Land to Defray the Cost of Affordable Housing
Using Public Land to Defray the Cost of Affordable Housing

Cities across the country are struggling to meet their residents’ demand for rental housing. The result: rapidly rising rents that often make housing unaffordable for low- and middle-income families.
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Spotlight on First Quarter Regional Rental Market Conditions
Spotlight on First Quarter Regional Rental Market Conditions

As more people have looked to rental housing as an alternative to homeownership over the past 8 years, researchers have renewed their focus on the importance of rental market conditions in analyzing the overall housing market.
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Employee Housing Improves Affordability in Watford, North Dakota

Employee Housing Improves Affordability in Watford, North Dakota

Watford City, North Dakota, the county seat of McKenzie County, stands at the southeastern edge of the Bakken oil fields.
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The Impact of Recent Oil and Natural Gas Price Declines on Local Housing Markets

The Impact of Recent Oil and Natural Gas Price Declines on Local Housing Markets

Domestic oil and natural gas markets benefited from strong demand and higher oil and natural gas prices in the early part of this decade.
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Spotlight on the Austin-Round Rock, Texas Labor Market
Spotlight on the Austin-Round Rock, Texas Labor Market

The steady growth in the national labor market has been one of the major stories of the current economic recovery.
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