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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A Roundup of Real Estate Predictions for 2022

We're fast approaching the end of 2021, and the real estate predictions for 2022 have begun to fly. Over the ...
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Conforming Loan Limits for 2022 Coming Soon (And Probably Rising)

Conforming loan limits for 2022 should be announced later this month.We expect loan limits to go up due to significant ...
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4 Reasons Why Home Prices Will (Likely) Keep Rising in 2022

Last week, we reported that several forecasters had predicted a slowdown in home prices for 2022. That seems to be ...
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Analysts Expect a Home Price Slowdown in 2022

Key highlights from this report: Several recent reports predict a home price slowdown in 2022.House values are expected to rise ...
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Mortgage Forecast for 2022: Higher Rates, Fewer Refis, and More Purchases

Key highlights from this report: A new mortgage forecast suggested we could see higher rates in 2022.The MBA predicted 30-year ...
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Housing Forecasts for 2022 Predict Another Year of Steady Price Growth

Key highlights from this report: A housing market forecast for 2022 predicted steady home-price growth.Another outlook said that inventory shortages ...
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Top 5 Housing Markets Where Sellers Are Reducing Their Prices

A higher number of home sellers are reducing their asking prices these daysPortland, OR; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; and Austin had the ...
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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.