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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5 Predictions for the California Housing Market in 2021: Sales, Prices & More

Summary: This article offers a fresh round of predictions for the California housing market through 2020 and into 2021. It ...
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Forecast: Sacramento Could Be California’s Hottest Housing Market in 2021

Key highlights from this report: Sacramento's housing forecast is stronger than many metro areas.Tight supply and strong demand are boosting ...
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California Mortgage Rates Fall Below 3% for the Second Time in 2020

California mortgage rates dropped below 3% this week.That was the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed home loan.It's only ...
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Miami & South Florida Housing Market Could See ‘Crash’ in 2020 or 2021

Key highlights from this report: A local economist called the South Florida housing market "overvalued."Homes in the Tri-County area were ...
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Mortgage Rate Forecast for 2021: Another Year of Killer Deals?

Key highlights from this report: A recent mortgage rate forecast for 2021 offered good news for borrowers.Rates are predicted to ...
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Why Airbnb and Vrbo Should Offer COVID-Related Refunds

Key highlights from this report: Airbnb and Vrbo (Expedia) have been inundated with refund requests.Many of those requests stem from ...
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Yes, You Can Buy a Home After COVID-19 Mortgage Forbearance

Key highlights from this report: Many Americans have entered mortgage forbearance in recent weeks.Forbearance is when the lender temporarily pauses ...
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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.