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Rents Decline for Fourth Straight Month as Homebuying Costs Elevate

"Rents have registered steady declines for the past four months and, while they remain well above pre-pandemic levels, when you factor in the impact of record-high mortgage rates and high home prices, it's understandable that many would-be homebuyers are choosing to remain on the sidelines," said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at Realtor.com.

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FHFA Now Accepting Membership Applications for Advisory Committee

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced the acceptance of membership applications for its Advisory Committee on Affordable, Equitable, and Sustainable Housing to discuss a wide range of housing topics, including fair lending, fair housing, civil rights, single- and multifamily lending, and community advocacy.

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Examining Discrimination, Financial Barriers in the Homebuying Process

Nearly one in six prospective homebuyers across different races and ethnicities reported facing some form of discrimination during the homebuying process, according to the National Association of Realtors. Others cited their primary reasons for stalling their home purchase as waiting for mortgage rates and home prices to decline, alongside a lack of available homes within their budget.

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New Builds Offer Renters More Options Amid Competitive Market

Midwest markets were a hot spot for renters seeking more affordability during peak rental season, dominating the top half of the nation's 20 most competitive rental markets. Renters now have more options to choose from, as the national supply of apartments experienced a slight increase compared to the same time last year, according to a new RentCafe study.

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Housing Market Activity Slowed by Fed Rate Hikes

HouseCanary's August Market Pulse report revealed depressed market activity has resulted in net new listing volume trailing behind overall contract volume, as total inventory remains down nearly 13% compared to the same time in 2022.

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