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Trump has homebuilders feeling fantastic: Here’s why

Trump has homebuilders feeling fantastic: Here’s why

A monthly reading of homebuilder confidence spiked 7 points in December, its first measure done after the presidential election.

Mortgage applications fall 4 percent as refinancings hit by postelection rates

Mortgage applications fall 4 percent as refinancings hit by postelection rates

Borrowers are still adjusting to a housing market with higher rates.

Santa stashes his stuff here: How to invest in that

Santa stashes his stuff here: How to invest in that

Investors may be missing out on a good buy, especially in one fast-growing REIT sector: warehouses.

One of your monthly housing bills may get bigger

One of your monthly housing bills may get bigger

Home equity lines of credit are susceptible to a rise in interest rates, which means they just got more expensive.

Plunge in mortgage applications stalls, down just 0.7 percent

Plunge in mortgage applications stalls, down just 0.7 percent

The bleeding in the mortgage business appears to have slowed, following a sharp rise in mortgage rates postelection.

Trump effect: That house you want got $16,000 more expensive since he won

Trump effect: That house you want got $16,000 more expensive since he won

Since Trump’s victory, rising mortgage rates have made homes the least affordable since the Great Recession.

Heads up homeowners: Mortgage interest deduction on Trump’s chopping block

Heads up homeowners: Mortgage interest deduction on Trump’s chopping block

The incoming administration is apparently not afraid to take a homeownership bonus: The mortgage interest deduction.

Pending home sales in October up 0.1% pre-election, before rate spike

Pending home sales in October up 0.1% pre-election, before rate spike

Signed contracts to buy existing homes rose just 0.1 percent month-to-month in October.