How is the housing market doing across the U.S.?

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With slow but steady economic growth, the housing market is also responding with smaller increases and even some declining figures. Thus, the trends in housing are quite mixed. Roughly said, the Southern housing is on the rise, while the Northeast and Midwest are lagging. In total, eight of the 12 Fed districts report somewhat positive outlook.

Housing sales were up in Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, and Dallas. They decreased in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Kansas City. As for residential mortgages, there is a decrease in New York, Richmond, St. Louis, and Kansas City and an upward movement in Cleveland and Atlanta.

Home prices continue to rise in most areas, while inventories remain low. Residential construction has good prospects in Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, and San Francisco.


Read the source article at U.S. Housing Finance News

Eric is the Chief Marketing Officer of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog. He has held a range of different roles within the surety industry, from agent assistant to bond issuer, which gives him a unique insider perspective on surety related topics.

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