At the national level, housing affordability is up slightly for the month but higher mortgage rates and home prices have pushed affordability lower from a year ago.
Topics: Housing Affordability Index
A variety of environmental interests is lending momentum to green housing.
Chinese buyers are becoming big purchasers of U.S. property, viewing it as a "safe haven for their wealth."
Mortgage applications fell for the fourth consecutive week as mortgage rates edged up slightly, the MBA reports.
Housing permits for home construction reached a five-and-a-half-year high in October, foreshadowing a strong uprise in new-home construction.