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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Three Biggest Challenges for First-Time Home Buyers in 2020

Highlights from this article: First-time home buyers in 2020 could face several obstacles.Inventory shortages will be the biggest challenge for ...
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Why Winter 2019 Could Be a Great Time to Buy a Home

I know, I know. We're only two or three weeks into the fall, so who the heck wants to think ...
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Forecast: Spokane, Washington Housing Market Could Outpace the Nation in 2020

By some measures, the housing market in Spokane, Washington is one of the hottest in the nation in 2019. We ...
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Crash Alert: 23 California Cities Where Home Prices Are Dropping in 2019

Highlights from this report: Home prices continue to fall in dozens of California cities.Prices are dropping most in the South ...
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Miami at Night

Riverside, Phoenix, Miami: Housing Markets Most at Risk in the Next Recession

Highlights from this report: A report ranked Riverside, Phoenix and Miami as the most at-risk housing markets.These markets could experience ...
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Will Amazon’s HQ2 Cause Housing Bubbles in Arlington and Alexandria?

Highlights from this report: Amazon's new headquarters (HQ2) will be located in Arlington, Virginia.The HQ2 location is just to the ...
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Phoenix Housing Market One of the Tightest in the Nation, for Inventory

Highlights from this report: A recent report showed that the Phoenix housing market has very low supply.Among the nation's largest ...
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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.