For October, 2012




Commerce Department星期三说,9月份新房销售上升了5.7%,经季节调整后的年率为389,000,是自2010年四月以来的最高年率。

新屋销售自从去年以来上升了27.1%。 同时,9月份的新房销售也实现了今年二月份以来的最强增长。但是新屋销售仍然低于健康水平。



US housing construction jumps to 4-year high


U.S. builders started construction on homes in September at the fastest rate since July 2008.

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that home construction rose 15% last month. Single-family construction rose 11% to the fastest rate in 4  years. Apartment building increased 25.1%.

Applications for building permits, a sign of future construction, jumped nearly 12%, also the highest since July 2008.

Record-low mortgage rates, stable price increases and a limited supply of previously occupied homes have made newly built homes more attractive to buyers.

Sales of new homes were up nearly 28%  in August compared with the same month last year.

US foreclosure filings hit 5-year low in September


U.S. foreclosure filings dropped to a five-year low in September as fewer homes were on track to be seized by lenders.

On a national level, overall foreclosure filings last month – including home repossessions – fell 7 percent from August and 16 percent from September 2011. There were 180,427 foreclosure filings reported for September, the fewest since July 2007 in the midst the housing market bust.

Foreclosure starts declined in September on an annual basis in 31 states, with the biggest drops in California, Arizona, Michigan, Georgia and Texas.

Of the 19 states in which foreclosure starts rose in September, those with the largest annual increases were New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington state and Florida.

Between January and September, banks completed foreclosures on 505,585 homes. At that pace, the country is on track to end the year with about 675,000 completed foreclosures, down from around 800,000 last year, according to Daren Blomquist, a vice president at RealtyTrac.

号外: 30年固定利率改写历史最低纪录


根据Freddie Mac每周平均利率统计,30年固定利率达到了有史以来的最低点-3.36%,刷新了上周才创造的3。40%的历史最低纪录。



详细历史记录请参看:Rates History

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