Housing affordability is a growing problem

Home prices in the U.S. surpassed their pre-recession peak in 2016, according to the latest State of the Nation’s Housing report, which was published on Friday by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. That might be good news for homeowners, but for those who’re yet to buy a property, rising prices could

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Redfin goes out on a limb + predicts “unusual” surge in home sales

A slowdown in home price growth and a shift in pricing power from sellers to one that more closely aligns with buyers expectations will “drive an unusual surge in home sales this fall.”

NAR Housing Report: Home Price Gains Slowing Down

The majority of metro areas in the first quarter continued to show price growth, but the gains are smaller than previous quarters, the National Association of Realtors says in its latest quarterly housing report.

Fannie Mae Report: Housing Market Transitions to a New ‘Normal’

Most real estate watchers are in agreement that markets are getting better, but whether or not we can say that means things are returning to ‘normal’ remains to be seen. We’re seeing a recovery of sorts, but a closer look at the stats reveals numerous anomalies in the state of the real estate market’s health that would seem to suggest that we’re far from a return to ‘normal’ conditions.

Portland Made Affordable

There are a hundred reasons why Portland, Oregon is one of the best places to buy real estate. Not the least of these are its location, economy, and the level and number of nearby services, but the biggest reason to buy there is price at the moment. Recent dips in house prices in America’s greenest city have made property many could only dream of accessible.

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