July 10, 2015

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

Our June housing scorecard takes a deeper look at the recovery of our nation’s housing market during National Homeownership Month. As we look back, we witnessed notable progress among key indicators, including strength in new home sales, a significant increase in previously-owned home sales over the last three months, and a spike in homeowners’ equity. […]

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June 10, 2015

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

HUD’s May Housing Scorecard details the recovery of our nation’s housing market. As we look back, we witnessed progress among key indicators, including a spike in new home sales, a high level of  previously-owned home sales over the last two months, and gains in U.S. home values. While great progress is being made, we must […]

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May 21, 2015

Housing Finance: Current State and Future Trends

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As major banks have reduced their participation in mortgage lending and servicing, nonbanking institutions have stepped in to fill the void, providing needed credit access. Thanks to the flexibility in Ginnie Mae’s single security platform, nonbanks functioned in the market and disruptions were minimal.

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May 12, 2015

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

We measure the health of our nation’s housing market through several important tools. A particularly powerful one is HUD’s monthly Housing Scorecard. The Scorecard gives us a closer look at how well our policies and programs are serving American families. As we look back on March, we witnessed progress among key indicators, including growing strength […]

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