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After an amazing multiyear run of record-breaking sales figures and home-price growth, the nation's housing markets in the last few months began to show signs of change. Interest rates on long-term mortgages have steadily increased and many markets have reported significant increases in home inventory levels, causing a shift from a seller's market to a buyer's market. Inman News caught up with Mike Sklarz, chief valuation officer for Fidelity National Financial, to get his take on what's happening with interest rates, home-price appreciation and some overheated markets throughout the country. Click the "play button" to watch the film. *** What's your opinion? Send your Letter to the Editor to