The rate of homeownership in the U.S. is at a 19-year low.
Buyers are starting to emerge, but home sales this year could still lag last year.
It’s still mostly quiet on the inflation front, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
Investors are being priced out of some markets when they compare cost with potential yield.
The arrival of spring weather is accompanied by a lukewarm slate of economic readings.
Single-family home prices beat analyst expectations in January.
Rising prices lifted millions of homeowners out of negative equity in 2013.
Sales of new, single-family homes hit a five-year high in January.
Existing home sales dropped to the lowest level in a year and a half.
As deep housing discounts disappear, buyers will see less competition from investors.