U.S. Housing Market News With a Local Angle

The Home Buying Institute has been publishing U.S. housing market news and information for well over a decade. We provide real estate market updates, mortgage industry coverage, and economic news that’s geared toward home buyers. You can learn more about our educational mission on this page.

Latest Housing Market News

We publish new reports every week, to help you keep up with the latest real estate trends. You’ll find our latest U.S. housing market news coverage below.

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Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low in 2021, or Start to Rise?

Will mortgage rates remain low in 2021? Or will they start to rise as we move further into the year? ...
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What a 2021 Tax Credit for First-Time Home Buyers Might Look Like

Will we see a new tax credit for first-time home buyers in 2021? And if so, how will it work? ...
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Early 2021: a Great Time to Get a 30-year Fixed-Rate Mortgage

Five highlights from this report: Early 2021 is a good time to take out a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.Interest rates are ...
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Three Reasons Why Austin Home Prices Won’t Go Down in 2021

Planning to buy a home in Austin, Texas in 2021? Get in line. The Austin housing market is sizzling right ...
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Southern California Housing Forecasts for 2021: San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles

Key highlights from this report: The Southern California housing market is highly competitive.Recent forecasts suggest that prices will rise steadily ...
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Outlook: Boston Housing Market Will Get Even More Expensive in 2021

Home prices in the Boston metro area rose sharply during 2020.A 2021 forecast for the Boston housing market predicted more ...
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Mortgage Industry Outlook for 2021: Rates, Volume, Trends & More

Mortgage industry outlooks for 2021 suggest that rates could remain low for the foreseeable future. Though they could creep upward ...
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Our Publishing Methods & Goals

The Home Buying Institute (HBI) publishes U.S. housing market news with an emphasis on local real estate conditions. We primarily serve home buyers, offering helpful and unbiased information to shed light on local conditions.

Methodology: We curate information from a wide variety of sources. This includes home price data, local market trends, population trends, and much more. We use this information to explain what is happening in housing markets across the country, in plain English. Our end-goal is to help home buyers make better-informed decisions.

Disclaimers: The Home Buying Institute often cites third-party reports that make predictions and forecasts relating to home prices, mortgage rates, etc. We share such reports as an educational service to our readers. As a general rule, however, HBI makes no claims, predictions or assertions about future economic conditions.