Welcome to the Home Buying Institute’s news channel. HBI has been covering the U.S. housing market and mortgage industry for well over a decade. We provide housing 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.
A recent report showed that some of the nation's hottest housing markets are beginning to slow down. Slower home sales ...Read More
On October 11, the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) published its 2019 California Housing Market Forecast. Among other things, the ...Read More
A housing report published in October showed the average amount of closing costs paid by a "typical" home buyer in ...Read More
According to a report published in September by ATTOM Data Solutions, the median down payment among home buyers in the ...Read More
A bipartisan Senate bill introduced in August 2018 could make it easier for self-employed and "gig economy" workers to qualify ...Read More
A new report from the credit score developer FICO reveals two of the best ways home buyers can improve their ...Read More
Home values in most U.S. cities have risen steadily for the last few years, and a recent home-price forecast suggests ...Read More
A new round of mortgage rate forecasts for 2019 suggest that the average rate for a 30-year fixed home loan ...Read More
Housing development in San Jose, CA. Photo by Sean O'Flaherty. A pair of recent forecasts for the San Jose, California ...Read More
A recently published forecast for the Charlotte, North Carolina housing market indicates that home prices could rise more slowly over ...Read More
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