Items Tagged with 'home prices'

ARTICLES

  • When a Starbucks opens in town, home prices tend to rise

    Harvard study finds new measure of gentrification
    When a new Starbucks comes to town, you can expect to find a 0.5% increase in house prices in that ZIP code within a year, according to a recent study by the Harvard Business School. Apparently, Realtors and investors looking for clues about future property values can learn a latte from the presence of a new green sign in the neighborhood.
    Read More
  • Realtor.com: Home prices are rising 3 times faster than rents

    This could mean further reinforcement for multifamily demand for the foreseeable future
    According to Realtor.com, home prices are rising at three times the rate of rent growth. A new analysis by the real estate company’s research division shows that the monthly costs of buying a home have risen by 14% over the past year while rents have only increased by 4%. That's likely to keep people renting.
    Read More
  • First American: Home prices could be at tipping point

    New data indicates it might finally be time for the prices to start walking down
    Home prices may have finally reached their tipping point after increasing 11.4% year-over-year. According to First American’s Chief Economist Mark Fleming, home prices are in the beginning stages of correcting to demand.
    Read More
  • Is housing becoming a buyer’s market?

    Sellers begin cutting back prices
    The housing market has tilted sharply in favor of sellers over the past two years, but there are very early signs that the winds may be starting to shift ever-so-slightly. The latest data shows an increase in the number of homes with price cuts – but is it where buyers really need it?
    Read More
  • Follow the money: Inside an emerging trend that could bring relief to home prices

    Shift to commercial investment could be solution to tension in single-family housing
    Home prices have been appreciating rapidly as the housing shortage and other economic factors keep upward pressure on the median price point in the U.S. The trend looks nigh invincible as a strong economy and rising interest rates cement it into place. But, what if there was a developing trend that could ease that pressure?
    Read More
  • First-time homebuyers dominate mortgage market

    Continue to outnumber repeat buyers
    First-time homebuyers may be facing rising affordability issues, but they are still outpacing the share of repeat buyers in the housing market. This is nothing new, as first-time homebuyers have dominated the mortgage market for the past 10 years, but the latest data from the Urban Institute shows that gap actually continues to grow.
    Read More
  • NPR: Rural America's future at risk thanks to lack of 'adequate housing'

    Rural America is poised for a rebound, but without the housing infrastructure to support it, the future could pass it by
    Rural America is facing a shortage of “adequate housing.” Despite a dwindling population and the expectation that housing prices would fall, NPR reports that affordability is worsening in rural areas due to “aging-in-place” and the gradual obsolescence of their housing inventories.
    Read More
  • The rise of renter nation and why it's here to stay

    High rents, home prices and interest rates should keep people renting for a while
    Nationwide, the percentage has been growing for the last 10 years, and though homeownership has been making a small comeback lately, escalating rents and continually rising home prices are keeping many households on the lease life. And it looks like it's going to stay that way for a while.
    Read More
  • Zillow: America will have 23 more $1M housing markets by next year

    Affordability is slated to die for good in more and more cities in the U.S.
    Over the next year, the median value of a home will soar to $1 million or more in 23 more U.S. cities, providing further evidence of the worsening affordability of housing around the nation and a harbinger of how much worse it will get. Is it time to say goodbye to affordability?
    Read More
  • The No. 1 U.S. market just got more affordable

    Builders focusing on more affordable housing
    Affordability continues to drop as home prices and interest rates rise and homebuyer demand grows. But in one market, the price for new homes just dropped, making it just a little more affordable for first-time homebuyers. Here’s why.
    Read More