The number of borrowers who owe more than their homes are worth fell by the fastest pace ever in the third quarter, thanks to a continuing rise in home prices.
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy-making meeting suggest that the Fed will ease its economic stimulus program in the coming months if better economic data continues to print.
Sales of previously-owned homes continue to decline from higher loan rates and a shortage of homes, but some of the decline is seasonal.
National Association of Home Builders' monthly survey showed builder sentiment was unchanged from the previous month in November, although buyer confidence waned.
Foreclosure activity ticks up in October as banks auctioned off more homes.
Despite the recent price slowdown, homes are still being snapped up from the market.
While October's shocking rise by 204,000 jobs cheered up markets, analysts warn that the government shutdown will affect the next report.
The rate of formation of new households in the United States remains well below the historical average.
Trulia analyzes home price action in red versus blue metros on Election Day.
Home prices have slowed in recent months but gains remain historically strong.
Despite the decline in refinancing volumes, there are few signs banks are willing to loosen credit.
Concerns about new problem loans arising as payments on ARM loans reset on higher rates are overdone, says LPS.
Two-thirds of foreclosed homes are in judicial states that have a long process, casting a shadow on the market, according to CoreLogic.
The Federal Reserve's decision to keep economic stimulus unchanged could offer investors a cheerful ride into the holiday season.
The Federal Reserve maintained its monthly pace of asset-backed purchases as market participants broadly expected.
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