Morning Minute: Job growth and consumer confidence head higher

Lower oil prices, an improving job market and soaring consumer confidence all bode well for housing construction and the overall economy, according to the latest economic outlook from CoreLogic, a data and analytics company.

Job growth is surging among the first-time homebuyer demographic, which could affect future housing demand. At the same time, household growth has improved substantially, rising 1.3 million in the last quarter of 2014. Read more from CoreLogic.

In other headlines:

Having an open-door policy for real estate agent safety – Chicago Tribune

Spring Forward to Buying a Home – Freddie Mac Blog

Supply of affordable multifamily housing doesn’t match demand – HousingWire

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