2014 could offer some relief to homebuyers who have been shut out of the market by tough credit standards and bidding wars.
Positive building-permit data buoyed homebuilder stocks earlier this week.
The Bank of England cut support for mortgage loans Thursday in a move to reduce the risk of another housing bubble.
The housing market is neither booming nor crashing. It is normalizing.
New data from RealtyTrac shows a slow shift back to traditional foreclosures over short sales.
Building permits are up, but the release of the more important housing starts data has been postponed.
The S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index rose 13.3% year-over-year in September.
Pending Home Sales, a forward-looking indicator of existing home sales, fell for the fifth consecutive month.
The LPS Home Price Index showed a material slowdown in home prices in September as demand for homes drops on rising rates.
The confirmation of Mel Watt is now more likely under the new confirmation process in the Senate, which means there are changes up ahead at the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.