15 Housing Markets with the Biggest Price Increases of the Decade

A lot can change over the course of a decade, especially the housing industry. The 2010s began deep in the throes of the Great Recession and wraps up with a continued economic expansion. Of course, just like any other facet of commerce, change hit different metro areas at contrasting speeds. “The housing market is ending […]

Spring Homebuying Season Now Starts in January

For all the talk about spring homebuying season being the prime time for the real estate market, it turns out that homebuying season starts when it’s much colder outside. According to, homebuyers have started their home search earlier and earlier over the last several years. As notes, historically, April was considered to be the start of […]

Decade in Review: Number of U.S. Renters Surpasses 100 Million

In the wake of the Great Recession, the housing market significantly weakened as home values were slashed, origination volumes slowed, and prospective buyers refrained from entering the market. Now, ten years following the collapse, the nation’s economic landscape has changed dramatically, and with it so has the relationship between consumer and housing market. As the decade […]

Single-Family Rentals are Getting More Expensive

Due to low rental home inventory, single-family rental prices continued to rise throughout 2019. And the increases were not limited to one class of property either. Low-end rent prices went up 3.6%, while high-end price gains rose 2.9%, according to CoreLogic’s Single-Family Rent Index. “Increases in low-end rent prices have outpaced those on the high end for […]

Senior Housing Wealth Reaches Another High

Senior housing wealth has reached yet another high. Homeowners ages 62 and older saw their housing wealth grow 0.3%, or $24 billion, in the third quarter this year.  That puts overall senior wealth at a record $7.19 trillion in Q3, according to the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. Overall senior housing wealth originally hit an all-time record in […]

L.A. The Hottest Housing Market in CA

Los Angeles beat San Francisco in November as the hottest real estate market in the nation’s most populous state, according to a report by the California Association of Realtors. The median price of a single-family home in the L.A. metro area was $550,000, up 7.4% from a year earlier, and sales gained 3.4%. The median price […]

Tis the Season to Sell Your Home

Although many consider the holiday season a challenging time to sell a home, there are several advantages to putting your home on the market in winter. With home sales increasing in the second half of 2019 and projected pdf to remain steady into 2020, you may want to put your home at the top of someone’s wish list […]

Albuquerque to be Hit Harder by “Silver Tsunami”

In the short term, Albuquerque faces a housing crunch, as a lot of buyers bid for not enough houses. In the much longer term, however, Albuquerque is expected to have more empty houses than most cities, due to the baby boomer generation leaving their single-family homes behind, according to a recent study from the national […]

Realtors Expect These to be the Hottest Housing Markets for the Next 3-5 Years

On the whole, the nation’s housing prices continued to rise throughout this year and are expected to continue to do so into the foreseeable future. But, according to the National Association of Realtors, there are a handful of markets that are expected to rise above the rest over the next half-decade or so in terms of performance. NAR’s economists analyzed […]