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.

Downtown Austin skyline

Why the Red-Hot Austin Housing Market Could Start to Cool Down in 2022

For over a year now, we've heard story after story about the red-hot real estate market in Austin, Texas. And it's true. Among the nation's major metros, the Austin area ...
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Mortgage rates as of May 2022

Rising Mortgage Rates Are Making it Harder to Refinance in 2022

Mortgage rates have risen steadily and substantially over the past few weeks, and this could put refinancing out of reach for millions of homeowners in 2022. In fact, the ongoing ...
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House for sale illustration

Report: A ‘More Balanced’ Real Estate Market Could Be Coming in 2022

House for sale illustration. Source: Pixabay.com For many months now, the U.S. housing market has suffered from a major imbalance between supply and demand. In local real estate markets all ...
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Why Denver, Colorado Could Be a ‘Hottest’ Housing Market Well Into 2023

The Denver, Colorado real estate market appears to be in turbo mode, and it could be one of the hottest real estate markets well into 2023. A recent report showed ...
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Rate chart April 2022

Forecast: Higher Rates Will Curb Refinancing, But Not Home Buying

Earlier this month, we reported that rising mortgage rates, inflation, and home prices could cool the U.S. housing market during the second half of 2022. In fact, we're starting to ...
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Here’s the Average Mortgage Payment in 2022, Based on Current Pricing Data

Housing costs have risen considerably over the past couple of years, especially for home buyers. The median house value in the U.S. rose by 20% over the past year alone, ...
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Miami at Night

Will the Red-Hot Miami and South Florida Housing Market Cool Down in 2022?

Miami skyline at night | Image by Holger Detje (Pixabay.com) According to a recent report, the Miami-area real estate market is one of the hottest in the country as of ...
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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.