There are signs that the red-hot housing market may be cooling down

May 18, 2022
Yes, mortgage rates are high. But demand is starting fall because of that, and prices aren't rising as fast as they have been, experts say.
Though home prices are still rising, they're not rising as fast as they have been, according to Redfin.
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Closing costs: Is there a solution to the shortage of homes?

The rapid rise in home prices has provided a windfall for homeowners, but rising interest rates make home-buying increasingly out of reach for renters.
"We absolutely need to be looking under every stone for places that we can add housing ... to allow for greater density," said  Chris Herbert, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
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The staying power of Case-Shiller, a marquee housing metric

Apr 6, 2022
It’s not the most timely home price indicator, but it does have advantages, including mapping prices over long periods.
Homes line a Southern California street in 2003. An approach for tracking house prices developed by economists Karl Case and Robert Shiller in the 1980s remains an important market indicator today.
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Fast-moving home sales hit 15-year high last year

Jan 21, 2022
Most houses sold in about a week, keeping buyers on their toes.
Some homebuyers are forgoing inspections or appraisals simply to have a shot at an accepted home offer.
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Missoula's hot housing market makes this real estate agent's job harder

Aug 4, 2021
"You're working twice as hard for the same amount of money," says Mindy Palmer of helping buyers in a tight market.
Limited inventory and high home prices have created challenges for Mindy Palmer, a realtor in Missoula, Montana.
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Open houses become a sign of the times

May 21, 2021
After a year of virtual visits, real estate brokers are rolling out the welcome mat for frenzied buyers
An Open House sign directs prospective buyers to property for sale in Monterey Park, California.
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U.S. new home sales rise surprisingly strong 16.6% in May

Jun 23, 2020
The numbers suggest that the reopening of major parts of the country gave a boost to the housing market.
A for-sale sign outside a house. Sales of existing homes jumped in June.
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Home sales fell in March, but don't expect bargain prices

Apr 21, 2020
Analysts say last month's slowdown is just the beginning.
Home sales are down during COVID-19, but prices aren't.
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Buying a house is tricky when you can't leave the one you already have

Apr 1, 2020
More realtors are taking up drone photography and virtual tours.
Would you buy a house you've never stepped foot in?
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Existing home sales expected to rise

Aug 20, 2019
Analysts are predicting a lift in July numbers after June's small decline.
A sold sign is seen in front of a recently purchased home in San Francisco.
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