The past year has been like no other, housing-wise. Near-record-low interest rates, tight housing supplies and greater flexibility in where one lives have pushed a normally predictable housing cycle into uncharted territory, as three new housing reports show.
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For Housing, ‘A’ is for ‘Austin’
One report says Austin, Texas will be the nation’s hottest housing market in 2021. Another report says it already is.
Housing Roundup Nov. 23, 2020
Here’s a quick hit on several recent housing and real estate finance reports.
Housing Market Roundup
In this edition of the MBA NewsLink Housing Market Roundup, we look at the latest FHFA Strategic Plan; how consumers are altering their home buying and home selling plans during the coronavirus pandemic; why housing affordability might be at a “tipping point;” how the coronavirus is driving down inventories; and how political preferences are having an effect on where people choose to live–or even stay in America.
Monday Report: Red-Hot Housing Markets and a Time-Capsule Survey
This morning’s Monday Report features stories that confirm the housing markets remain hot, regardless of location or political preference; what that might mean for down payments; and a housing survey that, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, was obsolete the moment it was released.
Remote Work Could Open Homeownership to Nearly Two Million New Households
The rise of remote work could unlock homeownership for nearly two million renter households, according to Zillow, Seattle.
Home Sellers Increasingly Hold Upper Hand
Zillow, Seattle, said sellers expanded their advantage in July as market forces continued to work in their favor. Buyers outnumbered sellers and snapped up homes at a record pace last month.
Home Sellers Hold Upper Hand
Zillow, Seattle, said sellers expanded their advantage in July as market forces continued to work in their favor.
Housing Roundup: Low Inventories Drive Up Prices in Hot Sellers’ Market
It’s not just the summer temperatures that are hot: Zillow Inc., Seattle, said despite more new listings added to the market last week than previously, inventories can’t keep up with buyers’ appetite for homes.
Home Shoppers Moving Toward Buying Sight-Unseen, Selling Virtually
Home buyers and sellers are growing more comfortable making the purchase or sale of their biggest financial asset entirely online, reported Zillow, Seattle.