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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FHA Loan Limits Increased for 2021, Due to Rising Home Prices

Earlier today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it would be increasing the FHA loan limits for ...
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Austin, Texas Housing Forecast for 2021: Stiff Competition Among Buyers

Forecasts for the Austin, Texas real estate market in 2021 suggest home prices in the capital city will continue rising ...
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California Conforming Loan Limits to Go Up in 2021, Due to Rising Prices

Earlier this week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that the conforming loan limits for California will go up in ...
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10 ‘Tight’ Housing Markets Where Home Buyers Could Struggle in 2021

In 2021, many home buyers across the U.S. could struggle to find a suitable home, due to inventory shortages. Local ...
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San Jose Housing Forecast: A Supply-and-Demand Imbalance in 2021

With a median home price already exceeding $1 million, it's hard to imagine that home values in San Jose could ...
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Outlook: Charlotte Housing Market Will Be Very Competitive in 2021

Key highlights from this report: The Charlotte, North Carolina housing market is highly competitive.Strong demand and limited inventory have boosted ...
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Will the U.S. Housing Market Crash in 2021? (No, and Here’s Why)

"Will the U.S. housing market crash in 2021?"It's one of the most common questions from our readers, lately.It seems unlikely ...
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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.