Redfin: Bidding Wars Persist Amid Holiday Slowdown

It’s been a most unusual year for housing; the traditional spring home buying season stretched into summer, then fall, then winter. And even amid a slowdown over the holidays, Redfin, Seattle, said bidding wars on homes for sale continued nearly unabated.

Industry Briefs Jan. 18, 2022: First American Acquires Mother Lode Holding Co.

First American Financial Corp., Santa Ana, Calif., signed an agreement for its acquisition of Mother Lode Holding Co., a California-based provider of title insurance, underwriting and escrow services for residential and commercial real estate transactions with 17 operating subsidiaries throughout the U.S., including its principal subsidiary Placer Title Co.

Home Price Appreciation Marches On, Unabated

Reports from Fitch Ratings, New York, and Redfin, Seattle, confirm other industry reports showing while U.S. home price growth appears to be slowing, market conditions portend a very competitive housing environment in 2022.

MBA Year-End Housing Market Roundup Dec. 24, 2021

Good morning! As we prepare to take a break over the holidays, here’s a wrap-up of housing and economic reports that came across the MBA NewsLink desk this week: