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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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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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Affordability Issues Not Sparing Current Homeowners

It’s no secret that the one-two punch of rising home prices and limited housing inventory has been making life difficult for would-be first-time homebuyers in markets around the country. However, a new consumer survey finds that it’s not just the ...

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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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Can Tiny Homes Help Combat Affordability Issues?

With home prices and demand continuing to soar and housing inventory running short in many markets, homebuyers might have to start reconsidering what they’re looking for from a home. One trend that’s been the subject of much coverage is the ...

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How Many Homeowners Plan on Remaining in Their Homes?

With widespread housing inventory shortages hitting many American metros, one contributing factor cited by some experts is that more homeowners are simply choosing to stay put in their current homes, for a variety of reasons. Now a new survey is ...

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Why Aren’t More People Selling Their Homes?

Inventory shortages have become one of the defining trends of the housing market in recent months. Demand for homes is skyrocketing, but lack of sufficient supply is driving high home prices ever higher, forcing some homeowners to stay in their ...

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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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