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Low home prices and mortgage rates have combined to push home affordability to record levels nationwide. Home buyers are taking advantage.
The government confirms what the private-sector Case-Shiller Index reported yesterday. Nationwide, average home values slipped in October.
According to the Census Bureau, the number of new homes sold rose 2 percent in November, taking the metric to a 7-month high.
Home resales moved to a 10-month high in November, the latest in a series of strong showings from the housing sector.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Single-Family Housing Starts rose to 447,000 units on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis in November — a 2 percent increase from October.
In another good sign for the housing market, today’s home builders believe that the housing market has turned a corner. Homebuilder confidence is at a 19-month high.
According to foreclosure-tracker RealtyTrac, November’s foreclosure filings fell 3 percent as compared to October, and 14 percent from November 2010.
Tuesday, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent.
The Federal Open Market Committee released its November 2011 meeting minutes, revealing a Fed split on whether new stimulus is needed for the U.S. economy.