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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With Home Prices Slowing, Should You Wait Until 2023 to Buy?

The real estate market is cooling, slowing and decelerating. Those are just a few of the verbs that have been used to describe the U.S. housing market in recent weeks ...
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The Housing Market Could Be a Lot Cooler in 2023, And Here’s Why

The housing market is cooling down. You've probably heard this phrase a time or two over the past few weeks. It seems to be the "hot new story" lately, when ...
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Cooldown: 5 Hot Markets Where Home Sellers Are Slashing Their Prices

Real estate pop quiz: What do Austin, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland (Oregon), and Sacramento all have in common? If you said that they're all hot housing markets, you'd be right! ...
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Major Inventory Growth in Austin, Phoenix and Raleigh Housing Markets

Austin, Phoenix and Raleigh housing markets have gained inventory.Among major metros, they led the nation for inventory growth.Active listings in the Austin area grew by 144% over the past year.These ...
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Could We See a New Kind of Buyer’s Real Estate Market in 2023?

We could see a new kind of buyer's market in 2023.There are signs that the real estate market is cooling.Home sales have declined, while price reductions have increased.Next year, buyers ...
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Updated Housing Market Forecast Predicts More Homes and a Slower Pace

A new forecast for the U.S. housing market in 2022 predicted a general slowdown in the months ahead, as more homes come onto the market. This prediction was issued by ...
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Report: Dallas, Texas Housing Market Inventory Up by 34% in 2022

Like most major cities across the United States, the Dallas real estate market has experienced a chronic shortage of homes for sale. But a new report offered some good news ...
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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.