Affordable Housing Sector Sees Stability

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Section 8 affordable housing saw steady vacancy during the third quarter despite more than 5,000 new units coming online, reported Reis, New York.

Residential Briefs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency will extend, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 21, 2020, the deadline for interested parties to provide input on potential changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security pooling practices.

October New Home Sales Dip, But Outlook Brighter

HUD and the Census Bureau yesterday reported sales of new single‐family houses in October fell slightly but performed strongly compared to a year ago.

October Housing Starts: Slow and Steady Wins the Month

October housing starts rose by nearly 4 percent, HUD and the Census Bureau reported yesterday, a welcome signal that momentum appears to be rising among home buyers and home builders.