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New survey estimates post-COVID housing demand to be 2.1 million

New survey estimates post-COVID housing demand to be 2.1 million


A new national consumer study reveals radical changes in how Americans want to live in their homes, post-pandemic.

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Here’s what the Fed decision means for the housing market

Here’s what the Fed decision means for the housing market


The fact that interest rates will remain at or near 3% for the next three years could boost the housing industry.

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Home equity is keeping delinquencies at bay . . . for now

Home equity is keeping delinquencies at bay . . . for now


Home price and equity growth in the months leading up to the pandemic have helped to delay the impact of the recession on the mortgage market, although the effects are expected to continue to unfold over the next year.

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Payroll up 2.5 million; job market turnaround begins

Payroll up 2.5 million; job market turnaround begins


The latest jobs report shows an unexpected upswing in May, and industry experts predict housing will lead the way to economic recovery.

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Purchase applications up 18% year over year

Purchase applications up 18% year over year


A new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association points to pent-up demand.

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Home prices are up, but that might not last

Home prices are up, but that might not last


CoreLogic reports home price acceleration continued in April, but — in a shift away from other industry predictions — expects the first decline in values to begin in 2021

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Protests prompt response from real estate execs

Protests prompt response from real estate execs


Real estate leaders call for action on race and equity in response to nationwide protests.

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Pandemic stressors cause buyers and sellers to value Realtors even more than before

Pandemic stressors cause buyers and sellers to value Realtors even more than before


A new survey finds that, while buyers and sellers are feeling better about conducting business in person, they’re also comfortable doing it virtually, provided they have the help of a real estate professional.

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Pending home sales took a deep dive in April, but NAR upgrades its forecast

Pending home sales took a deep dive in April, but NAR upgrades its forecast


NAR’s chief economist says April’s decline could be the lowest point in the market, and that he expects it to bounce back soon.

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Mortgage applications are up, consumer confidence stabilizes

Mortgage applications are up, consumer confidence stabilizes


Encouraging new data shows that buyers are coming back and consumers are feeling more confident, though concerns about job stability and possible inflation remain.

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