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 Housing Markets Where Sellers Are Asking a Lot More in 2021

What do the housing markets in Austin, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Rochester and Oklahoma City have in common? Okay, so the ...
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Red-Hot Austin Housing Market Explained in Two Numbers

We need some new adjectives to describe the real estate market in Austin, Texas. "Hot" just doesn't cut it anymore ...
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Housing Market Inventory Shrank by Half Over the Past Year

Housing market inventory has been in the news a lot lately. In fact, now that the record-low mortgage rates are ...
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What Might the U.S. Real Estate Market Look Like in 2022?

I know, I know. We're barely into the spring, and here we are talking about what the housing market might ...
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New Forecast Predicts 3.6% Mortgage Rates by End of 2021

A recent mortgage rate forecast for 2021 predicted that home buyers in the U.S. could encounter higher interest rates as ...
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Outlook: U.S. Housing Market Will Be Hot in Summer 2021

The U.S. housing market could be hot during the summer of 2021, and for a number of reasons. Attractive mortgage ...
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Here Are the Fastest-Moving Housing Markets in the U.S.

Denver, Colorado is among the fastest-moving housing markets Planning to buy a home in Austin, Denver, Sacramento or Seattle in ...
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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.