How Washington Realtors got legislators to prioritize housing

In early 2019, Realtors in Washington state got 12 housing bills passed after a coordinated campaign. Here’s how the association did it.

Statewide single-family zoning reform gets canned in Virginia

Virginia’s Land Use Committee unanimously rejected Delegate Ibraheem Samirah’s plan to upzone single-family neighborhoods across the state.

The tech boom is sweeping down the plains: Zillow

Move aside, San Francisco and Seattle — Oklahoma City and Kansas City are becoming the new hotspots for tech innovation and development. Housing affordability and robust economies are creating a “Silicon Prairie” across the South and Midwest.

The 10 up-and-coming markets expected to boom by 2025

According to a National Association of Realtors report, healthy job growth, affordable housing and strong home price appreciation will make these metros homebuying hotspots over the next decade.

6 housing topics to talk about (instead of politics) on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinners can quickly turn tense when touchy subjects are brought up. Here are six interesting housing topics to chat about instead.

Crowdfunder Nico aims to cut locals in on gentrification returns

Nico, a public benefit corporation, wants to purchase and sell small stakes in rent-stabilized buildings.

NAR affordability index dips for the 3rd straight month

The National Association of Realtors affordability index dipped for the third straight month in May, meaning the typical family had less estimated income to afford a home at the national median price, according to data released Friday.

Pending home sales drop to lowest level since 2014

The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Homes Sales Index fell 7.7 percent year-over-year in November, marking the 11th straight month of annual decreases.

Will declining mortgage rates reverse static home sales?

Mortgage rates continued along their downward trend to end the year, according to the latest data from Freddie Mac, released Thursday.

Which markets will homebuyers be priced out of next?

SmartAsset’s study released on Tuesday shows that homebuyers are starting to be priced out of historically affordable markets such as Dallas, Nashville and St. Louis, thanks to inadequate income growth.