Why this economist says today’s market is not a do-over of 2008

February 09, 2023

Now, although price growth through the pandemic period was clearly excessive, fundamentally speaking, the two periods cannot be considered to be similar at all As has become tradition, this first episode of the year will be dedicated to my forecasts for the US housing market in 2023 so let’s get straight to it. US home […]

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Fannie and Freddie get green light to buy $1M mortgages

December 01, 2022

The big run-up in home prices may have cooled, but the 2023 conforming loan limit will be increased by 12% to $727,200 in most parts of the country Federal regulators gave mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac the green light to back mortgages of up to $726,200 in most parts of the country next […]

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Attention, Homebuyers: Circle This Date as the Very Best Time of the Year To Get a New House

September 16, 2022

While experts are throwing around phrases like “housing correction” and “slowdown in the real estate market,” things don’t seem much easier for homebuyers in the trenches right now. There still aren’t many homes for sale, and what is on the market is selling quickly—and often for more than the asking price. Buyers looking for a […]

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July 20, 2022

Housing market economists expected the market to change this year. But, it’s changing more than many expected at the start of 2022. Inflation and mortgage rates both spiked faster than most experts predicted. Inflation reached a 9.1% hike in June and mortgage rates are well over 5%. With these drastic changes, economists are revising some […]

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Home prices grow 17% in June, the highest level since 1979: CoreLogic

August 03, 2021

The latest CoreLogic report found that home prices are continuing their record-breaking ascent, with detached properties appreciating the most   Even after a year of extremely high home price growth, June’s numbers broke all possible records. According to the latest numbers from property analytics provider CoreLogic, home prices rose 17.2 percent annually in June — […]

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Fierce Competition Continues in CA Housing Market

February 12, 2021

The California housing market is red hot as the year comes to an end. The state has already recovered all the sales it lost in the first half of the year as insatiable housing demand in recent months has propelled sales to levels not seen in the past 15 years. Sales of existing single-family homes […]

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