Home prices in US cities are down slightly from record highs

Home prices in the nation’s metropolitan markets rose to a median of $266,900 — up 4.8 percent from the third quarter of 2017 — but are slightly down over last quarter’s record high since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking the data in 1979.

The longest housing inventory slump in history is over

After four straight years of declines, the nation’s longest inventory slump in history has finally come to an end, according to the latest data from realtor.com. Housing inventory was up 2 percent — or 25,000 listings — in October 2018 vs. October of last year.

Uh-oh: High-risk home loans are on the rise again

Now that these buyers have relatively easy access to credit (albeit at a high risk), they’re snapping up homes at the lowest price tier and driving up home prices.

Don’t blame baby boomers for surging home prices: Trulia

Baby boomers have no sway on the affordability of housing in major markets like San Francisco and New York City, according to a new study.

Home values continued to rise in July, but at slower rate: Zillow

Median home values increased 8 percent year-over-year, to $218,000 in July, but in 20 of the 35 largest markets growth slowed modestly, according to Zillow.

Home prices are so high, pending sales have dropped for 7 months in a row

Pending home sales dropped 0.7 percent month-over-month and 2.3 percent year-over-year to 106.2 — the seventh consecutive month of annualized declines.

Is the inventory crisis over?

The inventory crisis is coming to an end. Like rolled up skinny jeans, a for-sale housing shortage is becoming old news. Buyers have more choices.

Permitting slowdown has cost the US 6.3M new homes

From 1985-2000 there were 3.9 single-family home permits issued annually per 1,000 residents, but that number has declined significantly in the past decade. Since 2008, there have been just 1.8 single-family home permits issued every year per 1,000 res…

Permitting slowdown has cost the US 6.3M new homes

From 1985-2000 there were 3.9 single-family home permits issued annually per 1,000 residents, but that number has declined significantly in the past decade. Since 2008, there have been just 1.8 single-family home permits issued every year per 1,000 res…

New home sales slump 5.3%, but inventory is up

The sale of new single-family homes declined by 5.3 percent from May to June, according to the latest data released from the Census Bureau and HUD.