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.


Average rates through June 2019

U.S. Housing Market Gets a Summer Boost from Low Mortgage Rates

Highlights from this report: Mortgage rates have dropped steadily since the start of 2019.This trend has motivated home buyers and ...
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Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX

Austin One of the Hottest Housing Markets in Texas, By Some Measures

Key highlights from this report: The Austin housing market still suffers from an inventory shortage.This, combined with a growing population, ...
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Photo of Pittsburgh Skyline

Pittsburgh and St. Louis Among Most Affordable Housing Markets for Buyers

Highlights from this report: Pittsburgh; St. Louis; and Columbus, Ohio are among the nation's most affordable large housing markets.These metro ...
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Neighborhood in San Jose

14 Housing Markets Where Home Prices Might Have Peaked

Highlights from this report: According to Zillow, U.S. home prices recently dropped for the first time since 2012.Their analysts believe ...
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Rate chart through May 23

This Mortgage Rate Chart Shows Why Home Buyers Should Hustle

Highlights from this report: The mortgage rate chart below shows a steep decline over the past six months.This chart is ...
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Report: Midland and Odessa, TX Are Two of the Hottest Housing Markets This Year

Highlights from this report: Odessa and Midland, TX were among the 10 hottest housing markets in April 2019.This was based ...
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Salt Lake City

10 U.S. Housing Markets With the Most Inventory Growth in 2019

Key highlights from this report: A study showed which housing markets have had the most inventory growth.Western metros like San ...
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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.