Despite economic downturn, home prices haven't come down much

Jun 22, 2020
Demand is still outstripping housing supply.
The number of homes for sale is down 17% from this time last year.
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Rising home prices linked to slowing job growth in some cities

Jan 23, 2020
Research suggests a decline in housing affordability can significantly reduce job growth.
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How will the tech IPO boom change Bay Area real estate?

May 2, 2019
If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
People look at a home for sale during an open house on April 16, 2019 in San Francisco, California. In the wake of several tech IPOs, San Francisco is bracing for its already expensive real estate market to get even more expensive.
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Home prices rise much faster than wages and consumer prices

Nov 28, 2017
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index hit a record high in August, and prices show no sign of moderating soon.
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Why there's almost no mortgage lending in Detroit

Oct 5, 2016
Houses are cheap. But banks won't make loans, especially in black neighborhoods
Getting a loan in Detroit, where median home values are still well below $50,000, has become rare.
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Housing market is one upbeat note right now

Aug 25, 2015
The stock market meltdown could help drive down mortgage rates, economist says.

The FHA lowers charges to new borrowers

Jan 26, 2015
The reduction could save two million homeowners an average of about $900 a year.

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