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Demetria C. Lester is a reporter for DS News and MReport magazines with more than eight years of writing experience. She has served as content coordinator and copy editor for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Orange County Register, in addition to 11 other Southern California publications. A former editor-in-chief at Northlake College and staff writer at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington, she has covered events such as the Byron Nelson and Pac-12 Conferences, progressing into her freelance work with the Dallas Wings and D Magazine. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, Lester is an avid jazz lover and likes to read. She can be reached at [email protected].

Austin Rents Skyrocket Nearly 50% YoY

The median monthly asking rent in the U.S. surpassed a whopping $2,000 for the first time in May —rising 15% year-over-year to a record high of $2,002— according to a new report from Redfin. That’s on par with April’s annual ...

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Home Price Growth Slows in Largest U.S. Housing Markets

Today, the Data & Analytics division of Black Knight, Inc. released its latest Mortgage Monitor Report, looking at recent cooling of annual rate of home price appreciation and the intertwined impacts of both affordability and inventory on those trends. According ...

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Slowdown in Price Appreciation Continues, Downshift Expected

As Americans continue to be confused by the storm of seemingly contradictory news, data, and forecasts on the housing market’s future, consumers are still witnessing record monthly price increases, and inventories continue to record never-before-seen lows, a seeming positive for ...

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CFPB Issues Rule Affirming States’ Ability to Protect Residents

The Bureau clarified that states have the flexibility to preserve fair and competitive credit-reporting markets by enacting state-level laws stricter than the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which does not stop states from enacting laws tackling problems related to medical debt, tenant screening, and other consumer risks.

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National Home Price Q2 Gains Exceed 20%

CoreLogic analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) and HPI Forecast for May 2022. Though U.S. home price growth relaxed slightly in May from April, it remained in double digits year over year for the ...

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CoreLogic Unveils New Discovery Platform

CoreLogic has announced the launch of Discovery Platform, a cloud-based data exchange and property analytics ecosystem. Powered by the industry’s first integrated property identifier, CoreLogic’s CLIP ID, and built on more than 50 years of data spanning 99.9% of U.S. ...

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Price Gains Outpace Wage Growth in Nearly 90% of Markets

ATTOM has released its Q2 2022 U.S. Home Affordability Report, showing that median-priced single-family homes and condos are less affordable in Q2 of 2022 compared to historical averages in 97 percent of counties across the nation with enough data to ...

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Median Household Income Increases 5%

First American Financial Corporation, a provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions and the leader in the digital transformation of its industry, has released the April 2022 First American Real House Price Index (RHPI). The RHPI measures ...

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