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A Look Ahead at the 2018/2019 Housing Market

With the economy on cruise control and a solid labor market, it would seem like ideal conditions for brisk home sales. The fly in that ointment is that there just aren't enough homes for sale to drive sales totals higher. ...

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Existing Home Sales vs. Housing Supply

After seeing a brief uptick in the first quarter, existing home sales slipped in April, according to a report. What were the other factors that led to the decrease? Click through to learn more.

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Untapped Urban Development Potential

Urban sprawl, by its very nature, means cities are forever expanding outward. Initially, their borders expand, and then eventually, as they bump up against those constraints, the challenge becomes figuring out ways to make the most use of the space ...

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The Housing Market Heats Up

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Things always warm up in the spring, but experts are detecting record-breaking heat this year—at least in the housing market. Inventories are low, homes are flying off the market, and prices continue to rise, according to Realtor.com’s Monthly Housing Trends ...

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Housing Inventory Shortages Hitting This Sector Hard

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If the market feels a little competitive this spring, it’s not just your imagination. Home values are rising, inventory is continuing on a downward spiral, and, according to Zillow, “This year’s home-shopping season will be one of the most competitive ...

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Freddie Mac Forecasts Housing Conditions Through 2019

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Freddie Mac has released its latest Outlook, breaking down the state of the housing market in April 2018 and examining where things are likely to head over the next few years. The Outlook forecasts continual gradual growth through Q4 2019, ...

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The Enthusiasm Gap: Why Homeowners Aren’t Eager to Sell

The latest report from Redfin shows that home sale prices in March were still on the way up—they were 9 percent higher than a year ago, closing the month at a median $297,000 nationally. But homes for sale were down ...

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The Single-Family Rental Surge

With skyrocketing home prices, insufficient housing inventory, and crippling student debt, many potential homebuyers simply don’t have the means to save up for a downpayment on a home. For many, that leaves rental as the only option, and a pair ...

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Fannie Mae’s Mark Palim on the State of Housing

As a Deputy Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, Dr. Palim is responsible for overseeing the Economic and Strategic Research Group’s forecasting functions. He also manages multi-disciplinary partnerships across the company to address specific business issues facing Fannie Mae. Dr. Palim ...

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