Universal rent control is here: Will it backfire?

Oregon is officially the first state in the U.S. to pass universal rent control for all tenants. Housing economists who spoke with Inman think the legislation, as written, will have either little or adverse impact on tenants and affordability.

Why 2019 will be the year of the first-time homebuyer

As the year comes to a close, it’s time for Matthew Gardner, the chief economist for Windermere Real Estate, to dust off his crystal ball and see what we can expect in 2019.

Next stop: The opportunity market

Conventional wisdom suggests the market will continue to favor sellers, at least for another year, but Douglas Elliman President Scott Durkin has another name for it: Opportunity.

Inventory is rising, home prices could flatten in 2019

Following years of steady appreciation, home prices could begin to flatten nationally in 2019, economists told Inman. Regionally, it’s a different story.

What does the stock market tumble mean for real estate?

The Dow Jones dropped more than 800 points on Wednesday, the third biggest point drop of the year and the biggest drop since February. As investors sell-off stock and the benchmark yield rises, what does it mean for the real estate industry? Well for o…

5 reasons rising interest rates won’t wreck the housing market

Interest rates have been trending higher since the fall of 2017 — and they are expected to continue rising — but as long as rate increases remain gradual, the U.S. housing market shouldn’t feel a negative impact.

What you need to know about the US luxury housing market in 2019

It’s often thought that luxury real estate runs totally independent of the overall market, and while this is true in some respects, there are definitely correlations between high-end housing and the rest of the market.

WATCH: How to explain the current market to your clients

Watch Matthew Gardner of Windermere Real Estate take the Inman Connect San Francisco stage to reveal best practices for discussing the market with your clients.

The biggest challenges in real estate today

At this year’s Inman Connect San Francisco conference, speakers discussed everything from today’s unstable market to the best ways to maximize leads.

Are we in a housing bubble? It depends on who you ask

Are we in a housing bubble? That’s a big question that’s constantly on the mind of everyone in the industry. One financial analyst thinks so, but real estate economists who spoke to Inman disagree.