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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Austin Housing Forecast for 2023: A More Buyer-Friendly Real Estate Scene

Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin, Texas | Photo by Tomek Baginski (Unsplash) The consensus forecast for the Austin, Texas housing market in 2023 predicts a much more "buyer-friendly" real ...
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Buying a Home Might Be a Bad Idea in These Overvalued Markets

The U.S. real estate market continues to show signs of cooling.More and more sellers have been cutting their list prices.Some markets, like Austin and Boise, could be headed for a ...
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Analysis: Why Late 2022 and 2023 Could Be a Good Time to Buy a Home

Recent reports point to a more 'buyer-friendly' housing market.Inventory growth has cooled the market, giving buyers a breather.Home buyers now have more bargaining power, as well.Sellers appear more willing to ...
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Will U.S. Home Prices Drop in 2023? (Hint: They Already Are)

Some analysts predict that U.S. home prices could drop in 2023.Recent reports have shown that some markets are already declining.House values rose at an unprecedented pace over the past 18 ...
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How Inventory Growth Could Transform the Phoenix Housing Market in 2023

Recent reports and predictions for the Phoenix, Arizona real estate market suggest that a significant cooling trend could be on the horizon. Inventory growth has no doubt influenced these predictions ...
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With Home Prices Slowing, Should You Wait Until 2023 to Buy?

The real estate market is cooling, slowing and decelerating. Those are just a few of the verbs that have been used to describe the U.S. housing market in recent weeks ...
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The Housing Market Could Be a Lot Cooler in 2023, And Here’s Why

The housing market is cooling down. You've probably heard this phrase a time or two over the past few weeks. It seems to be the "hot new story" lately, when ...
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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.