Pending sales increase 3rd-straight month as prices cool: NAR
'Existing-home sales, pending contracts and new-home construction pending contracts have turned the corner and climbed for the past three months,' said NAR's Lawrence Yun
by Ben Verde Mar 29
Typical home down payment falls to 2-year low as concessions return
The typical down payment for a homebuyer in the United States fell 10% between January 2022 and 2023, to $42,375, according to new data released Wednesday by Redfin
by Ben Verde Mar 22
Two key charts to make sense of the crazy US housing market
Media headlines focusing on a pending US housing market crash are based on limited data that's skewed by the outsized 2021 numbers
by Mike DelPrete Dec 12
New home sales soar by double digits
After increasing by a modest 0.4% in October, new home sales saw a 12.4% increase in November, according to the US Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development 
by Ben Verde Dec 23
The Inman Handbook on existing-home sales
3 leading economists share what existing-home sales reveal about the market and how to properly use statistics to make client decisions
by Marian McPherson Jun 3
Making sense of the headlines: Could we see another housing meltdown?
There will certainly be negative impacts on the housing market from COVID-19, but I anticipate that total existing home sales will drop this year by somewhere between 10-15%
by Matthew Gardner Apr 28
Making sense of the headlines: Why is there a housing shortage?
The 4 major factors are land, labor, material costs and regulatory fees
by Matthew Gardner Apr 21
Making sense of the headlines: What will happen with interest rates?
No one can truly answer this question until we know how mortgage lenders and homeowners who have chosen forbearance will fare
by Matthew Gardner Apr 13
Making sense of the headlines: Is the jumbo mortgage market collapsing?
The jumbo market has not imploded, but economic uncertainty has led to fewer players in that space today
by Matthew Gardner Apr 6
Making sense of the headlines: How will the housing market fare?
Looking for a little clarity on this week's economic and housing news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner gives his take on this week’s headlines
by Matthew Gardner Mar 30
NAHB: Builder confidence decreases slightly again in March
Although the housing market index remained relatively high for March 2020 compared to all of 2019, as economic confidence started to waver, the index faced a slight decrease
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 17
Washington's political drama obscures potential new rate drops
The forecast for interest rates is still low, reinforced by new information from the Federal Reserve
by Lou Barnes Oct 11
Mortgage financing should be plentiful this year
Loan applications are increasing vigorously, while lenders are opening the spigots
by Lew Sichelman Feb 5
What's behind the drop in long-term Treasury rates?
The 10-year T-note dropped to 2.23 percent last week, taking low-fee mortgages almost to 4.00 percent
by Lou Barnes Apr 17
Rising home prices drive up homeowner debt, but don't panic
Homeowners are responsibly handling their mortgage debt, perhaps the best news of all
by Steve Cook Apr 10