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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Condo prices won't ease as city life makes a comeback

May 17, 2022
City life is making a comeback and there aren't enough condos out there
The demand for condos is still high.
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The mortgage business has "come to a screeching halt"

Apr 26, 2022
Vivian Gueler of Pacific Trust Group said rising rates are slowing the housing market, but it could be months before prices fall.
"The market was just too crazy," said mortgage broker Vivian Gueler. "The low rates drove up too much business, too much demand — and the prices, ultimately."
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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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Blackstone bets $7.6 billion that office parks have a bright future

Apr 26, 2022
For some businesses, work from home just isn't a thing.
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From chocolate to real estate, small businesses are trying to create inflation game plans

Apr 12, 2022
Raise prices? Order more inventory, or less? Business owners describe how they're dealing with dramatic changes in market conditions.
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“We have to do whatever it takes to get this house”

Apr 11, 2022
A story about falling in love with a fixer-upper log cabin in Ohio.
Matt Davison, Shay's husband, works on the wooden house they eventually purchased in 2019.
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The Fed's interest rate hike is already reducing demand for mortgages

Apr 7, 2022
Getting demand to soften is the point because that's expected to help tame inflation.
Applications for home mortgages and loan refinancings are slowing down. Will inflation follow the trend?
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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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What does the existing home market look like, especially with mortgage rates rising?

Mar 18, 2022
The housing market for homes that have been occupied before is already tight and may become even more competitive.
With interest rates going up, house hunters could be priced out of the market.
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