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.


Home prices through August

Will the U.S. Housing Market Continue to Rise in 2020?

Highlights from this report: For two weeks, we invited readers to send us their housing questions.The number-one question: Will the ...
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FHA Eases Guidelines for ‘Single Unit’ Condo Approval, Starting in 2019

Highlights from this report: New guidelines allow for FHA approval of individual condominium units.Individual condos can be approved even if ...
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Jacksonville, Florida

Charlotte, Indianapolis, Jacksonville: 3 Housing Markets Doing Better Than Average

Highlights from this report: Home-price appreciation is slowing down in cities across the U.S.Prices have even started to drop in ...
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Palo Alto price drop chart

Silicon Valley Real Estate Market Crashes, Following Astronomical Rise

Highlights from this report: The Silicon Valley real estate market appears to be crashing in 2019.Home prices are currently falling ...
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California Housing Markets Like L.A. And San Diego Are Cooling in 2019

Key highlights from this article: Real estate markets across California have begun to cool down in 2019.Home-price appreciation has slowed ...
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Chicago skyline

Outlook: Why Chicago Could Become a Buyer’s Market by 2020

Highlights from this report: The Chicago housing market is starting to favor buyers over sellers.It could become a classic "buyer's ...
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Top 10 ‘Buyer-Friendly’ Housing Markets in the U.S., as of Summer 2019

Highlights from this report: More and more real estate markets are becoming "buyer friendly" in 2019.Last month, Realtor.com published a ...
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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.