Home Sales, US Real Estate

Realtor.com warns of lower housing inventories

By Mike Wheatley | August 15, 2019
A report from realtor.com suggests that housing shortages are likely to get worse over the next year. The blame is being placed on a “housing shift” that will result in less homes being listed for sale, making it tougher for buyers to find a suitable home, even though the current low mortgage rates mean that […]
Home Buying, Home Sales, US Real Estate

Experts warn falling inventories could lead to a return to bidding wars

By Mike Wheatley | July 10, 2019
Bidding wars and faster home sales could soon become the norm again if the latest forecast on home inventories by realtor.com holds true. The report forecasts that the number of homes for sale in the U.S. is set to decline again in the next few months, limiting the bargaining power of buyers until well into […]
Real Estate Software Apps, Real Estate Technology

Realtor.com adds commute time filter to its search listings

By Mike Wheatley | July 7, 2019
One of the most important factors when considering a home to buy is the time it takes to commute to work. According to a realtor.com survey of 600 of its users, around 85% of buyers say they would even sacrifice other sought-after features, such as square footage, home style and lot size, in order for […]
Real Estate Technology, US Real Estate

Realtor.com CEO Ryan O'Hara steps down

By Mike Wheatley | June 10, 2019
Ryan O’Hara is stepping down from his role as CEO of Move Inc., the company that operates the realtor.com website, after four years. The company says it’s now searching for a successor to O’Hara, who has led it since January 2015. “Ryan has transformed realtor.com, overseeing a period of remarkable growth, with revenues more than […]
US Real Estate

Median list price in the U.S. tops $300K

By Mike Wheatley | May 3, 2019
April saw the median list price for homes in the U.S. reach a new record high of $310,000, according to realtor.com’s latest housing trend report. It says that listing prices continue to rise even as housing inventories across the nation are growing. “The U.S. median listing price set another record this month, which we expect […]
US Real Estate

Entry-level homes 'harder to find' as listing prices tick up

By Mike Wheatley | April 9, 2019
Realtor.com says the median home listing price in the U.S. topped $300,000 for the first time in history in March, representing a price increase of 7 percent compared to the same period a year ago. “The typical U.S. home list price has set a new high right on the cusp of the spring homebuying season, […]
recession
US Real Estate

Home buyers dismiss recession fears

By Mike Wheatley | April 2, 2019
A new survey by Realtor.com shows that the threat of an impending recession has done little to deter home buyers. While 70 percent of Americans expect the U.S. to enter another recession in the next three years, most remain optimistic that housing will still perform far better than it did in the 2008 recession. In […]
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