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Redfin expanding Direct Access home tours to Houston
Redfin expanding Direct Access home tours to Houston

Redfin is rolling out its Direct Access home tours to 22 markets, including Houston the company announced...

Asking prices reach an all-time high as the market cools
Asking prices reach an all-time high as the market cools

Asking prices for homes reached an all-time high in September, despite pending sales and new listings...

Home prices more affordable than the 2006 housing peak
Home prices more affordable than the 2006 housing peak

Housing affordability has changed across all 50 top markets, proving to be more affordable than it was during the previous housing peak, according to First American Financial’s latest Real House Price Index....

How much can you save by downsizing? It depends on where you live.
How much can you save by downsizing? It depends on where you live.

Property values continue to rise and those looking to downsize can make the most of the current market highs, but how much you can save by downsizing can vary significantly depending on where you...

Demand for second homes fell 19.3% in August
Demand for second homes fell 19.3% in August

Fewer buyers were looking for vacation homes in August, as the demand for second homes dropped for the third month in a...

Could remote work fuel housing demand for years to come?
Could remote work fuel housing demand for years to come?

Last year’s en-masse move to remote work has driven what Zillow has dubbed the Great Reshuffling, as homeowners working from home have paused and reevaluated where and how they...

What’s the best week in the fall to buy a home in Houston?
What’s the best week in the fall to buy a home in Houston?

According to Realtor.com’s Best Time to Buy Report, between Sept 12 and Oct. 17 is the best time to sell a home in most markets, but what about in...

Mortgage rates remain flat at 2.88%
Mortgage rates remain flat at 2.88%

“The net result for housing is that these low and stable rates allow consumers more time to find the homes they are looking to purchase,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater...

August pending-home-sales growth slowest since June 2020
August pending-home-sales growth slowest since June 2020

Pending home sales in August rose just 9%, the slowest growth since June 2020, according to a new Redfin report....

Home prices are 40% more affordable than at housing boom height
Home prices are 40% more affordable than at housing boom height

Income levels and mortgage rates gave homebuyers in June 129% more house-buying power than they had in 2006, according to First American Financial Corp.’s June Real House Price...

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