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What We're Reading posts now include a compilation of useful links in the Housing Visualized section below. These resources offer the latest economic indicators, expert insight, and statistical trends related to the U.S. housing market.
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2010 Census l Mapping the Census l Comparing Recessions and Recoveries
Housing by the Numbers l Infographic: Household Formation Gap
Who Gains Most From Tax Breaks l Infographic: Housing's Economic Impact
Measuring Economic Mobility l Past Commissions and Reports
Trulia’s Housing Barometer l Credit Conditions l U.S. Housing Summary
Changes in Home Prices l Wells Fargo Monthly Economic Outlook
WF Real Estate & Housing Reports
NAR calls for easier mortgage lending
By Kerri Ann Panchuk
"Regulators and lenders could spur the creation of 250,000 to 350,000 jobs by easing tight lending standards that are causing an overcorrection in the space, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. If there is one complaint NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun gets the most from Realtors, it's that the mortgage market is too tight with 53% of August loans going to borrowers with credit scores above 740, according to NAR survey data." Read more here.