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What’s Up With Housing?

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently published data on manufactured home prices for the first time.
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While the idea of a hurricane-proof home may sound far-fetched, a Florida housing startup called Arkup has created a residence that can withstand rising sea levels and Category 4 hurricanes. The key lies in its hydraulic while lifting it 40 feet above the ocean floor.
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Many who aspire to own their own place have been locked into the rental market, due to these two main problems: student loan debt and expensive down payments.
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NAHB Housing Market Index steady at a reading of 67. The HMI measuring current sales conditions rose one point to 74 and the component gauging expectations in the next six months increased two points to 74.
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American financial systems look different today, and NAR takes some credit for improvements due to its “significant advocacy support over the past decade.”
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The National Association of Home Builders is looking for a few good women, actually more than a few. Pre-apprenticeship programs help introduce women to the industry.
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Housing News: Interesting Tidbits From Last Week

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5 Reasons For HomeownershipAttaining the American Dream: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy… Homeownership makes sense for an assortment of social and family reasons. It also makes sense financially.

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Single Family Housing StartsU.S. single-family housing starts highest since early 2008…

 

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Floating HouseHow would you like to live in a house that can float?  A home that will float in case of a sudden flood, unlock new building space on underused waterways or can also be installed as a full-time houseboat.

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Millennials Want Smart HomesMillennials Want Smart Homes and Smart Design… Better Homes and Gardens Survey.

 

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