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Kyle G. Horst is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler, he has worked for a number of daily, weekly, and monthly publications in South Dakota and Texas. With more than 10 years of experience in community journalism, he has won a number of state, national, and international awards for his writing and photography including best newspaper design by the Associated Press Managing Editors Group and the international iPhone photographer of the year by the iPhone Photography Awards. He most recently worked as editor of Community Impact Newspaper covering a number of Dallas-Ft. Worth communities on a hyperlocal level. Contact Kyle G. at [email protected]

Median Home Listing Price Balloons to $405k

Another day, another housing record broken. Realtor.com has released new information showing that home prices have hit another record high—$405,000—for the first time in March 2022.  But as prices rise, demand is beginning to moderate according to Realtor.com. In addition ...

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A Modest Suggestion for a New Era

Americans have a lot invested in residential real estate, about $12 Trillion by way of traditional first mortgages on single-family homes. While that number may be shocking, 70% of that debt has been financed by four government agencies Freddie Mac ...

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Homes Are Statistically More Affordable Than They Were in 2006

First American Financial Corporation has released its latest iteration of their Real House Price Index (RHPI) for January 2022, which measures the price changes of single-family properties across national, state, and metropolitan areas, which are adjusted based on income, interest ...

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Military Conflict Complicates Fannie Mae’s Estimates

No matter what you call it, the conflict in Ukraine is creating worldwide macroeconomic events that will trickle down to every segment of the economy over the course of the year.  Knowing this, the Economic and Strategic Research Group (ESR) at ...

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Median Sale Price in February Hits $357,300

Continuing a pattern of recent rises and declines over the last few months, existing home sales dropped in February 2022 according to the Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  The NAR recorded a seasonally adjusted ...

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