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The Week Ahead: Measuring Home Affordability

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On Monday, March 26, First American will release its monthly Real House Price Index (RHPI) for January. The RHPI measures the price changes for single-family homes across the U.S. after adjusting for the impact of income and interest rate changes ...

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Are Homes More Affordable Than We Thought?

The housing market is feeling the squeeze as high prices, low inventory, and high demand all butt up against each other, making it difficult for many potential homebuyers to find a house of their own (or at least one they ...

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Availability Over Location: Housing Market Shifts Focus

Buying a house in 2018 has become steadily more intricate with consistent declines in availability and continued price increases, according to an analysis by Realtor.com that identified a shift in buyer activity. The report analyzed thousands of views to Realtor.com’s ...

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Home Prices Decelerating in Luxury Markets

Since the 2008 financial crisis, predicting where the housing market is headed next has become a game with very high stakes indeed. Tracking the interactions between home prices, affordability, the impact of regulation (or deregulation), and a thousand other factors ...

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Inventory and Affordability Taking a Toll on Home Sales

Existing-home sales dropped both month-over-month and year-over-year in January 2018, experiencing their largest annual decline in over three years, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR’s Existing-Home Sales calculations track “completed transactions that include single-family homes, ...

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Chicago Tops List of Most Affordable Rental Markets

The Windy City is the most affordable rental housing market in the United States, according to a new report by online real estate and management firm HomeUnion. What’s the most expensive rental market? We’ll give you a hint: it’s in ...

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U.S. Mayors Cite Housing Issues as Driver of Migration

High housing costs are one of the chief factors driving people away from certain cities and into others—that’s according to the results of an annual survey that polls the mayors of major American cities. This week, the Boston University Initiative ...

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