5 best cities for first-time homebuyers looking to save

In the current housing market, first-time homebuyers often get the short end of the stick — they’re more likely to be on the hunt for lower-priced starter homes, which have already been snatched up for use as single-family rentals or are occupied by homeowners unwilling to enter a volatile housing market.

Home prices climbed 6.6% in December: CoreLogic

“The net result of rising demand and limited for-sale inventory is a continued appreciation in home prices,” said CoreLogic’s chief economist …

Pending home sales up by 0.5 percent in December

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator that tracks home sales in which a contract is signed but the sale has not yet closed, increased 0.5 percent in the month of December to 110.1 from an upwardly revised 109.6 in November …

Homeownership goals remain strong despite volatile market

NerdWallet today released the results of its 2018 Home Buyer Report, which revealed that despite low inventory, rising home prices and higher costs of living, 75 percent of Americans still say buying a home “is a priority,” and 35 percent of Americans …

San Jose dominates Redfin’s hottest housing neighborhoods of 2018

Redfin today released its top 10 hottest neighborhoods of 2018, and San Jose, California nabbed nine of those spots thanks to better affordability than tech hubs Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Redfin says the impact of increased migration to the cit…

Home prices reached peak levels in majority of metros in 2016

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released its latest Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability report, which boasted the best quarterly sales pace of the year and the highest sales prices since 2005 in half of the measured markets …

Existing-home sales reach highest rate in years in October 2016

The silver lining revealed in last month’s National Association of Realtors existing-home sales report has gotten a bit brighter thanks to would-be buyers coming out of hiding and taking advantage of a healthy autumn housing market …

Houston home sales rise, but prices stay moderate

The oil industry has been the talk of the town in Texas communities, especially Houston — but the dip in prices hasn’t put too much pressure on the housing market, according to Realtor data. In May, the steady growth of home supply helped bolster loca…

Infographic: Monthly market update in LA

Inman News gathered the most recent data from Altos Research, a California-based real estate analytics company, to break down the current local market conditions in Los Angeles. Check back at the beginning of each month to see how conditions are fluctu…

Infographic: Monthly market update in Chicago

Inman News gathered the most recent data from Altos Research, a California-based real estate analytics company, to break down the current local market conditions in Chicago. Check back at the beginning of each month to see how conditions are fluctuatin…