Strengthing economy

Data Readings Converge to Show an Economy Regaining Momentum

By DIONNE SEARCEY JUNE 4, 2014 For months, the weather has dominated discourse about the economy. Analysts attributed the dearth of shoppers, the weak employment numbers and the […]

Housing Market Showing Signs of Stability Amid Still Uneasy Economy

Thu, 2014-06-19 14:48 — Phil Hall A pair of new reports issued today—Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) and Zillow’s first quarter overview on all-cash purchases—offered […]

Fed’s Williams sees no rate hike until after mid-2015

BY ANN SAPHIR SUN VALLEY Idaho Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:36pm EDT (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve will probably need to keep interest rates near zero for at […]

First-Time Buyers and New-Home Demand: Reverting to Normal

By Brad Hunter Our forecast of rising new-home demand is founded on a reversion to long-standing typical behavior patterns. One of these relates to the “doubling-up” of […]