2021

Study: 24% of sellers received four or more offers in 2021

Housing Wire

Nearly one quarter of U.S. home sellers received four or more offers on their home in 2021, according to Zillow’s latest consumer housing trends report. The rise in the number of homes that received multiple offers is reflected in the increased frequency of bidding wars in 2021.

Goldman Sachs: Home prices will rise another 16% in ’22

Housing Wire

Home prices are currently up 20% year-over-year, but according to a new Goldman Sachs market forecast, they may not have reached their peak yet. Not even close. Goldman Sachs economists predict that home prices will grow another 16% by the end of 2022.

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Homeowners gain $2.9 trillion in equity in Q2 2021

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Homeowners with mortgages gained $2.9 trillion in equity in the second quarter of 2021, a 29.3% year-over-year increase, according to a new report by CoreLogic released Wednesday. This marks an average gain of $51,500(!) per borrower since the second quarter of 2020.

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Housing affordability improves for second straight month

Housing Wire

For the second month in a row, national housing affordability improved in August, according to the latest National Association of Realtors housing affordability index report. This improvement came as monthly mortgage payments fell by 1.1% while median family income fell by 0.7%.

Millennials are Determined and Prices are Soaring: The Step-by-Step Formula for Closing More Sales to Millennial Buyers Fast!

Speaker: Paul Moya - CEO, Millennial Labs, and The Go-To Performance Marketing Strategist and Realtor Coach for the Best in the World

Join Paul Moya, CEO of Millennial Labs and the Go-To Performance Marketing Strategist and Realtor Coach for the Best in the World, as he shares insights and information about the importance of understanding a buyer and how their needs change with each generation.

Red-hot US housing market begins to cool

Housing Wire

Though the demand for homes remained strong across the United States in August, there are clear signs that the housing market is past its peak. A report from residential brokerage Redfin found that pending sales across 400 metro areas were up 6% year over year in the four weeks that ended Sept.

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Existing home sales pop the 2021 housing bubble boys

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported existing home sales for August came in at a very tiny beat of estimates at 5,880,000.

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The biggest risk to the housing market right now

Housing Wire

Now that we are heading toward the end of 2021, what can we say about the U.S. housing market this year? No question it has been another year of ups and downs with seemingly conflicting data, which could indicate a coming boom or a bust depending on how you decide to parse it.

End of forbearance programs won’t result in housing crash

Housing Wire

One year ago this month, I coined the term forbearance crash bros , an updated name for the housing bubble boys who never got their housing crash in 2020 so they moved the collapse of housing to 2021.

Here’s where the oldest and youngest homeowners live

Housing Wire

Have you ever considered the median age of homeowners in your area? According to a study conducted by LendingTree, homeowners gravitate towards specific parts of the country depending on their age.

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Home sales beat estimates: no housing crash in sight

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported 5.99 million home sales for July, which was an excellent beat of estimates and a dagger into the hearts of the 2021 housing crash crew.

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This is not 2008 all over again for the housing market

Housing Wire

When you hear people say that the current housing market is like 2008 all over again, you may want to remind them of the huge differences between this market and that one. The previous economic expansion, from 2010-2019, wasn’t a housing bubble.

Mortgage rates stuck in a rut at 2.87%

Housing Wire

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was flat at 2.87% for the week ending in Sept. 2, according to mortgage rates data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. The week prior, mortgage rates also held steady at 2.87%.

Susan Rice to co-chair HUD appraisal task force

Housing Wire

The interagency task force to combat inequity in appraisals, led by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge, will be co-chaired by former United Nations ambassador Susan Rice.

The homebuyer journey is changing – So should you

Housing Wire

The 2021 RealTrends Gathering of Eagles real estate conference captured our attention when the role and future of the real estate transaction process for a homebuyer were lively debated. Big players such as Zillow, Redfin, Compass… etc. claim dominance.

Is the Fed creating a housing bubble by keeping rates low?

Housing Wire

Remember that pretty girl from your history class in college — the one who would blow hot and cold, so you never really knew what she was thinking? The U.S. housing market can be like that girl: you can get many mixed messages (especially about a housing bubble) unless you are paying attention.

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Mortgage rates back down below 3%

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The average 30-year-fixed mortgage rate slipped back down to 2.99% for the week ending Oct. 7, according to Freddie Mac ’s latest PMMS survey. The week before , rates had made it above the 3% mark for the first time since June.

Fannie Mae: Mortgage rates and home prices will rise in ’22

Housing Wire

Economists at Fannie Mae expect an increase mortgage rates and home prices in 2022 due to higher inflation , a tightening of monetary policy, and low home inventory. Fannie Mae in its October economic forecast said it expects the 30-year fixed rate mortgage to average 3.3% in 2022, up from 3.1%

On-time rent now counts in Fannie Mae underwriting

Housing Wire

On-time rental payments will now factor in to Fannie Mae underwriting calculations, and missed rental payments won’t keep borrowers from getting a mortgage.

Home sales are beginning to stall as buyers hit their limit

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Home sales fell 1.2% from May to June, the largest drop at this time of year on record since at least 2012, according to a new Redfin study released this week. The national median home-sale price hit a record high of $386,888, up 25% year over year, but a slight decline from the record of 26% in May.

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Cash buyers are scooping up homes like mad

Housing Wire

Cash buyers are pouring into the housing market this year, and they’re picking off more than half of available inventory in certain areas in Florida and New York. As of July 14, nearly one-third of U.S.

Dems propose 20-year mortgage for first-gen homebuyers

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The raft of legislation designed to spur first-time homeownership in America seems to grow by the minute. Another bill joined the fray, and its sponsors propose creating a new 20-year-fixed-rate mortgage program through Ginnie Mae.

For housing, look at bonds over MBS or federal debt

Housing Wire

This is the first time I am writing about mortgage backed securities (MBS) because I hardly ever consider this aspect of the housing ecosystem in my work. But since now even Federal Reserve members are discussing the pros and cons of MBS, this is a good time to give you my take.

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August housing starts better than expected

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homebuilders started construction on 1.615 million homes in August, up 3.9% from July 2021 and 17.4% higher than a year ago, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

US home prices hit record level (again)

Housing Wire

July marked the fourth consecutive month in which the growth rate of home prices set a record, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index Report released on Tuesday. The index showed a 19.7% annual gain for the year ending in July 2021, up from 18.7%

How Delta variant may impact housing market

Housing Wire

The following Q&A comes from the HW+ exclusive Slack channel, where HousingWire’s Lead Analyst Logan Mohtashami answered questions on what to make of the latest housing data, his forecast for the rest of this year, and whether or not the housing market is returning to normal.

HUD unveils plan to increase Black homeownership

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Groups including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) unveiled a plan Friday to increase Black homeownership significantly over the next 9 years. The agency says it will create 3 million more Black homeowners by 2030.

Housing inventory is about to get better — here’s why

Housing Wire

With the July 4th weekend nearly upon us, it’s time to reflect all that we have been through in the past year and how, as a country, we have overcome so many daunting obstacles, including what we have been through in the housing market.

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Selling your home? Make sure you’re aware of hidden costs

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It’s no secret that buying a home takes time and money. Well, it turns out, so does selling a home. According to Zillow and Thumbtack’s Hidden Costs of Selling Analysis , the average homeowner spends over $15,000 in “hidden costs” to sell their home. .

Delta variant fears send 30-year mortgage rates to 2.77%

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The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped back down to 2.77% for the week ending August 5, according to mortgage rates data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. The week prior, mortgage rates had rebounded slightly to 2.80%.