High home prices and rising interest rates mean there are lots more homes on the market

Aug 9, 2022
The housing market is cooling a little. But there still aren't that many homes for sale, just more than last year.
The main reasons more homes are on the market is rising mortgage rates and high home prices, says Danielle Hale at Realtor.com.
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As real estate market changes, broker counsels buyers and sellers to think different

Jul 4, 2022
For buyers, the competition is less fierce, but some sellers still have "pie in the sky" hopes.
The median sale price was $407,600 in May, and mortgage rates have climbed. Some would-be buyers are finding the market less affordable, yet sellers have lost some leverage, says Amanda Pohlman of Keller Williams in Cleveland.
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As the real estate market cools, so does the market for agents

Jun 21, 2022
As home sales decline, the field is becoming more competitive.
Thousands of people became real estate agents during the pandemic, but the cooling housing market is making the field more competitive.
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How corporate real estate investors affect tight housing markets

Dec 15, 2021
A researcher found that five real estate Investment corporations own more than 5% of the single-family housing stock in a county just outside Nashville.
Out-of-state investors are partially fueling Nashville's hot housing market. Above: A row of new brick homes in suburban Nashville.
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Washington aims to monitor all-cash deals to crack down on money laundering

Dec 7, 2021
The Treasury Department is seeking public input on a plan to increase oversight of all-cash real estate transactions to try to crack down on money laundering.
If an individual buys a property with only cash, the transaction may not raise any red flags. The Treasury Department is seeking to change that. Above: the U.S. Treasury building.
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As house prices skyrocket, some Aussies consider big moves

Nov 25, 2021
Homeownership was already out of reach for many young Australians. Then the pandemic hit.
Prices are rising at breakneck speed in places like Sydney's eastern suburbs, spurred by a housing shortage and low interest rates.
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Why Zillow hit pause on buying houses

Oct 18, 2021
Zillow will instead focus on selling off its existing inventory. It could be a prudent move.
Two Zillow employees evaluate a home for possible purchase by Zillow in Lauderhill, Florida, in August 2019.
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Evergrande crisis hits China's investors, homebuyers

Sep 23, 2021
The Chinese property giant Evergrande was known as a risky business operator, but for years investors didn't seem to care — until now.
Evergrande could manage its debt while real estate values climbed, but in many places sales have weakened and regulators have made it harder for developers to borrow.
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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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How working from home accelerated the urban exodus

Jul 15, 2021
People were moving to suburban and secondary housing markets long before the pandemic began. But not like this.
Migration to the suburbs was taking place before the pandemic began. The work-from-home model only heightened the housing demands.
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