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Housing Market

Commentary on the latest housing market news, with a focus on home prices, buying and selling conditions, and if another housing crash is right around the corner.

Hint: It probably isn’t for a while, at least with regard to home prices. Though you could argue there’s a major affordability crisis at the moment.

In short, a lack of for-sale supply continues to plague the housing market.

This absence of inventory has resulted in record high home prices, despite a surge in mortgage rates from the 2-3% range to 7% and higher.

And it’s probably hurting first-time home buyers the most, whether it’s an affordability issue or the inability to find a property.

At the same time, home sellers remain in a good spot due to this lack of supply and still relatively strong demand.

The problem for them might be finding a suitable replacement property.