Commentary on the latest housing market news, with a focus on home prices, buying and selling conditions, and if another housing crisis is right around the corner. Also helpful home seller and home buyer tips.
Every year, housing demand picks up during the traditional spring buying season and eventually begins to fade as summer takes hold and kids make their… Read More »Redfin: Housing Demand Slowing Due to Buyer Fatigue
So here’s a true story. Yesterday, a good friend of mine asked the following question via text message: “What’s your outlook on the real estate… Read More »What’s Your Outlook on the Real Estate Market?
Well it’s mid-2015, and even though the housing market appears to be on fire, 63% of properties actually sold for below list price, this according… Read More »Most Properties Still Sell Below List Price
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released the 2015 edition of The State of the Nation’s Housing report this week and it… Read More »Harvard: Renting Is the New Buying, But It’s Unaffordable
Consider this common scenario. You really like a house and decide to make an offer. After winning a bidding war and perhaps paying a little… Read More »Realtor and Airbnb Team Up to Let People Try Before They Buy
A lot of folks I know who rent are still hot on the idea of homeownership, but it’s important not to overlook all the costs… Read More »Owning a Home Costs Nearly $10,000 a Year Not Including the Mortgage
Despite what many have referred to as a clear or even robust housing recovery, most Americans continue to believe that we are still in the… Read More »Most Americans Believe the Housing Crisis Still Isn’t Over
I’m the first guy to mutter that home prices are too high. That they’ve become too expensive, but if you look at the actual numbers,… Read More »It Turns Out Housing Affordability Is Still Really Good