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.


Seattle skyline

Denver, San Diego, Seattle Housing Markets Starting to Favor Buyers in 2019

Highlights from this report: Some real estate markets in the U.S. are shifting in favor of buyers.The trend is most ...
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Boise downtown area

Two Idaho Housing Markets That Could Lead the Nation into 2020

According to a recent industry report, two housing markets in Idaho could lead the nation in terms of home-price growth, ...
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Cash House

The Most Affordable Big Cities for U.S. Home Buyers in 2019

Looking for the most affordable big-city housing markets in the U.S.? You won't find them on either coast. A new ...
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Downtown Phoenix

Outlook: Why Phoenix Home Prices Will Keep Rising Into 2020

Home prices within the Phoenix real estate market have risen steadily over the past few years, and that trend is ...
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Yellow slow sign

In Housing Market Downturn, Sellers Will Have to Work Harder

Key highlights from this report: Some analysts believe the U.S. is in the early stages of a housing downturn, as ...
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Salt Lake City and mountains

Big Price Gains in Utah Housing Markets: Ogden, Salt Lake City & Provo

The housing markets of Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden and other Northern Utah cities outpaced the nation in 2018, in ...
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millennial buyers

Millennial Home Buyers Flock to Pittsburgh, Provo, Buffalo and Rochester

Key highlights from this report: Millennial home buyers in the U.S. appear to be flocking to the more affordable housing ...
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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.