The housing market is finally starting to cool off

Jun 16, 2022
Mortgage rates are up. Realtors are being laid off.
High mortgage rates means reduces the pool of potential homebuyers. Fewer buyers could mean houses are on the market longer, which could prompt sellers to reduce prices.
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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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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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Rising mortgage rates and prices not raining on homebuilders' parade

Jan 19, 2022
The latest survey data shows that homebuilders have a positive outlook despite inflation and supply chain woes.
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Millennials locked out of hot real estate markets

Nov 29, 2021
The National Association of Realtors reported on Monday that pending home sales were up 7.5% in October.
Millennials are staying in their apartments for longer than they would have a decade ago, likely due to the high cost of first-time homes.
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Labor shortage and building material costs still hammering the new home market

Jul 20, 2021
A look at the factors influencing home construction.
A worker carries lumber as he builds a new home in Petaluma, California. 
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Homebuilding slows in April with both labor and lumber in short supply

May 18, 2021
"All of a sudden, these guys don’t have the wood to start supplying some of these jobs,” one analyst said.
Both labor and lumber are in short supply when it comes to building new homes.
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Housing starts dip for the third straight month

Aug 16, 2019
But they're up compared to a year ago.
A construction worker builds the frame for a new home in Rodeo, California.
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Home building remains stuck in the mud

Apr 19, 2019
Last month's flooding did not help matters.
Construction workers are seen outside a new house being built in Monterey Park, California on March 19, 2019. - The Los Angeles metro area is one of the worst areas in the country for first-time home buyers, according to a study released by Bankrate.com, which analyzed the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country with Los Angeles finishing behind San Francisco as the worst for first-time home buyers. 
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More housing starts don't mean more first-time buyers

Aug 20, 2014
What’s driving the increase in housing start? Not first-time home buyers.

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