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  • Increased Cost of Homeownership Dampening Buyer Demand

    CoreLogic has released the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) and HPI Forecast for August 2022, showing home prices nationwide —including distressed sales— increased year-over-year by 13.5%; the...

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  • Rising Rates Shrinking Homebuyer Aspirations

    Rising Rates Shrinking Homebuyer Aspirations

    As mortgage rates creep toward the 7%-mark, buyers still in the market are being forced to downgrade their options for a larger home, cutting more than 400-square feet out of the homes on the...

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  • Wells Fargo Contributes $1M in Hurricane Relief for Florida

    Wells Fargo has announced their donation of $1 million from the Wells Fargo Foundation to aid four statewide organizations providing urgent relief in Florida following the aftermath of Hurricane...

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  • Congressional Reps Discuss Equitable Access to Housing and Financing

    Representatives Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) recently penned an open letter for Newsweek on how to make home ownership “inclusive and accessible for every American.”  Himes, as the...

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  • Sellers’ Market Remains Firm, Leaving Buyers More Options

    Sellers’ Market Remains Firm, Leaving Buyers More Options

    The housing market continues to change as higher mortgage rates, rising inflation and economic uncertainty have sidelined many buyers. Meanwhile, according to this month's Knock Buyer-Seller...

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  • Rent Growth Moderates for Third Consecutive Month

    Rent growth is likely to keep slowing as rising interest rates continue to cool the economy, as asking rents climbed to a record high in August, while rent growth moderated for the third-straight...

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  • Housing Inventory Holds Steady, Yet 600,000 Units Short

    Housing Inventory Holds Steady, Yet 600,000 Units Short

    After posting gains this summer, for-sale inventory levels stalled in August growing at a fraction of the rate seen in recent months as sellers are more frequently choosing to remain in their...

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  • The Week Ahead: Examining the Pandemic’s Impact on Elderly Homeowners

    The Week Ahead: Examining the Pandemic’s Impact on Elderly Homeowners

    An upcoming Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies webinar will feature a panel of experts shedding light on how to improve housing and support for older adults in a post-COVID world. The post...

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  • Average Homebuyer’s Mortgage Payment Up 15% Since August

    Average Homebuyer’s Mortgage Payment Up 15% Since August

    The typical homebuyer’s monthly mortgage payment has climbed $337 —or 15%— over the past six weeks to a new high of $2,547, according to a new report from Redfin. The extreme volatility and recent...

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  • ALTA Reports Slip in Title Premium Volume During Q2

    The title insurance industry generated an overall $6.21 billion in title insurance premiums during the second quarter of 2022 compared to $6.54 billion during the same period a year ago, according...

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  • HUD and Census Bureau Unveil Latest American Housing Survey

    The American Housing Survey covers a wide range of housing topics, offering insight into the composition and quality of the nation's housing stock, rents, mortgages, and other housing costs. HUD...

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  • Homeownership Remains ‘Historically’ Unaffordable in Most of U.S.

    Homeownership Remains ‘Historically’ Unaffordable in Most of U.S.

    ATTOM has released its Q3 2022 U.S. Home Affordability Report showing that median-priced single-family homes and condos remain less affordable in Q3 of 2022 compared to historical averages in 99%...

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  • Off-Season Shoppers Find More Options Amid Sparse Inventory

    Off-Season Shoppers Find More Options Amid Sparse Inventory

    As the housing market tries to adapt to multiple external influences, the fall housing market is offering off-season shoppers more options this fall comparatively to 2021, as inventory increased...

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  • Experts: Buyers Will Return to Power in 2023

    A new Zillow survey of 107 housing market experts and economists found one common thread where all respondents agreed: sellers will relinquish the recent control they have had over the market and...

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  • Mortgage Rates Inch Closer to 7% Mark

    Mortgage Rates Inch Closer to 7% Mark

    The last time mortgage rates hovered near the 7% range was two decades ago, as continued Fed actions to ease inflation have forced the fixed-rate mortgage to 20-year highs. The post Mortgage Rates...

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  • Housing Affordability Continues Rapid Annual Decline

    Housing Affordability Continues Rapid Annual Decline

    First American Financial Corporation, a premier provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions and the leader in the digital transformation of its industry, today...

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  • Volatile Mortgage Rates Cause More Than Stress

    Volatile Mortgage Rates Cause More Than Stress

    If one started looking for a home in July, that person has just endured the most volatile mortgage rate environment seen since 1987, when rates were trying to normalize after peaking at 19% a few...

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  • Most Areas Report Declining Contract Activity

    Most Areas Report Declining Contract Activity

    The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), which measures housing contract activity, again fell in August, the third month in a row and the ninth time it has fallen this year. In addition, three out of...

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  • Pace of Refis Falls to 22-Year Low

    Pace of Refis Falls to 22-Year Low

    Continued inflationary burdens, and mortgage rates hitting 14-year highs have driven down mortgage applications this week, as the Fed continues to raise rates to combat a volatile economy. The...

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  • Midwest, East Coast Markets Weathering Industry Headwinds Best

    Amid economic uncertainty and experts hinting toward a recession, housing markets in relatively affordable Midwest and East Coast metro areas are holding up better than anywhere else in the...

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