Mon, Nov 20 2006, 8:00 AM
The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development have released October figures on building permits and
housing starts and ...
Thu, Nov 16 2006, 8:00 AM
When I went back into real estate in the mid-90's I expected a level
of real estate technology at least as high as our
commercial real estate firm...
Thu, Nov 9 2006, 8:00 AM
The slowdown in housing has begun to take a toll on the overall economy
according to the November Economic Outlook issued by Freddie Mac on
Thu, Oct 19 2006, 7:00 AM
The various new home construction indicators tracked by
the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development were mixed i...
Thu, Sep 28 2006, 7:00 AM
Freddie Mac and the Mortgage Bankers Association were, for a change,
unanimous in agreeing that mortgage interest rates
retreated the past week.
Tue, Sep 19 2006, 7:00 AM
Two monthly housing market indicators have been
released so far this week, both relating broadly to home construction and
showing a continued slowin...
Tue, Sep 12 2006, 7:00 AM
" A Cooling Trend " was the title given to Freddie Mac's
September 2006 Economic Outlook released recently. In keeping with the
seasonal theme, the re...
Wed, Aug 23 2006, 7:00 AM
Most interest rates were down again during the week
ended August 17 and 18, but the changes were not nearly as aggressive as
immediately after the F...
Tue, Aug 22 2006, 7:00 AM
It's that time again. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
and the Census Department have released their monthly reports on the state
Fri, Aug 11 2006, 7:00 AM
Slower economic growth and rising inflationary pressures are cited as
competing trends in the U.S. economy by Freddie Mac in its
monthly Economic Ou...
Fri, Jul 21 2006, 7:00 AM
The two monthly reports that measure the health of the home
construction industry were released this week. The U.S. Census
Bureau and U.S. Departmen...
Tue, Jul 11 2006, 7:00 AM
Freddie Mac issued its monthly "outlook" for the month of July as well
as a round-up of the first half of 2006 .
While the report still projects a ...
Wed, Jul 5 2006, 7:00 AM
The usual spate of monthly reports on new home sales, existing home
sales, housing starts, and builder confidence were all released recently.
Tue, Jun 13 2006, 7:00 AM
Freddie Mac's monthly Economic Outlook for June was released last week.
In what has become a mantra, the corporations Office of the Chief
Wed, May 31 2006, 7:00 AM
Fixed rate mortgages continued to creep up during the week ended May 25
while there was a slight easing of adjustable rate products according to
Tue, May 23 2006, 7:00 AM
The Federal Reserve in the persons of both its recently retired
long-time chairman Alan Greenspan and his newly minted replacement Ben
Bernanke have a...
Fri, May 19 2006, 7:00 AM
It does appear that the housing bubble is, if not
bursting, at least no longer expanding. For the second month in a row data
from the U.S. Census Bu...
Tue, May 16 2006, 7:00 AM
Last month we ended our report on Freddie Mac's April Economic Outlook
with the statement that "Freddie Mac's April Economic Outlook deviates only
Wed, Apr 26 2006, 7:00 AM
Mortgage rates were mixed for the weeks ending April 20
(Freddie Mac) and April 21 (The Mortgage Bankers Association.) Freddie
reported all rates up ...
Thu, Apr 20 2006, 7:00 AM
Two reports on new residential construction came out on
Tuesday - one of which showed a slowing in new home construction and the
other revealing a g...
Tue, Apr 11 2006, 7:00 AM
The central issue addressed by the April 2006 Economic
Outlook issued by Freddie Mac on Monday is the conflict created
between the strength of the e...
Thu, Feb 9 2006, 8:00 AM
If the air is leaving the housing bubble, The National Association of Realtors still sees it leaving home sales at sustainable levels.
Wed, Jan 18 2006, 8:00 AM
Freddie Mac is not saying No Way to the housing bubble bursting, but seems much to like about housing in 2006.
Mon, Dec 12 2005, 8:00 AM
Economists generally agree that housing is slowing but differ greatly on the pace and the effect.
Fri, Nov 11 2005, 8:00 AM
Beyond short term impacts of the hurricanes and in spite of rising interest rates Freddie Mac still paints a picture of a solid housing market.
Mon, Oct 17 2005, 7:00 AM
Although acknowledging hurricanes impact, Freddie Mac still sees a rosy housing picture.
Thu, Sep 22 2005, 7:00 AM
Housing starts are reported off in the last month, but the single family market still shows that builders continue to be optimistic.
Thu, Sep 15 2005, 7:00 AM
Freddie Mac sheds some light on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the housing market and economy.
Mon, Sep 12 2005, 7:00 AM
Freddie Mac quarterly report on housing prices show continued growth propelled by dropping interest rates in the second quarter.
Mon, Aug 15 2005, 7:00 AM
Freddie Macs August report carries cautions about what could happen, but basically continues to project only gradual changes in rates, sales, and home...
Thu, Jul 28 2005, 7:00 AM
Records for home prices and sales activity continue to fall although there are a few weak spots since last months reports.
Mon, Jul 11 2005, 7:00 AM
The housing sector is continuing to be a major driver of the U.S. Economy according to a very optimistic July report issued by Freddie Mac.
Thu, Jun 30 2005, 7:00 AM
Harvards Joint Center on Housing finds little to fuel fears of a bursting bubble but lots of disheartening information about housing affordability.
Thu, May 12 2005, 7:00 AM
The April Economic and Housing Outlook by Freddie Mac is full of good news for nearly everyone connected with the housing industry.
Wed, Apr 20 2005, 7:00 AM
HUD and the Census Bureau issue what may be sobering news about housing starts.
Fri, Apr 15 2005, 7:00 AM
Monthly Freddie Mac Economic Outlook continues to see home sales, housing starts, and interest rates favorable for the real estate industry.
Mon, Mar 14 2005, 7:00 AM
Freddie issues its monthly Economic Outlook report adding another voice to the chorus predicting changes, but gradual ones, to home sales and interest...
Fri, Feb 11 2005, 8:00 AM
Freddie Mac Economic and Housing Market Outlook continues optimistic in spite or maybe because of the Fed’s continuing moves to tighten credit.
Wed, Jan 12 2005, 8:00 AM
Freddie Mac released its monthly Economic and Housing Outlook on Tuesday, with a relieved look backward and an optimistic view of the future.
Fri, Dec 10 2004, 8:00 AM
Freddie Mac and UCLA economists don’t exactly agree on the degree, but both see a slowing in the housing market on the short term horizon.
Wed, Dec 8 2004, 8:00 AM
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight has issued its third quarter report on same-house values.
Fri, Oct 22 2004, 7:00 AM
Both Alan Greenspan and Freddie Mac agree that the housing bubble is not going to burst with any real explosive force in the near future.