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US homebuyer affordability improved in August as national median payment applied for fell to US$1,839 from US$1,844 in July; modest improvement due to slightly lower mortgage rates, steady income gain growth: Mortgage Bankers Assn.

US builder confidence in market for newly built single-family homes fell three points to 46 in September, lowest level since May 2014; decline in affordability due to elevated interest rates, material supply chain disruptions and high home prices: NAHB

Goldman Sachs expects rents to rise 0.6%-0.7% month-to-month for next several months, peak around 7% year-over-year later in 2022; analysts attribute rising rents to high demand as homebuyers are priced out amid rising rates and home prices, low inventory

Share of US single-family homebuilding in large metro core and inner suburbs fell to 41.6% in Q2 from a pre-COVID level of 44.5%; shift in housing demand from higher density core areas to low density markets due to a larger share of affordable homes: NAHB

John Burns Consulting: While consumers still believe home ownership is important, 66% believe it is currently a bad time to invest, which means home purchases will be delayed for more than just affordability reasons, and rental demand will strengthen

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