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Housing demand likely to stay high for years, according to new study
Housing demand likely to stay high for years, according to new study

There are 5.7 million “missing” households since the Great Recession, a fact likely to boost housing demand for at least the next several years.

Houston home prices surge over October 2019
Houston home prices surge over October 2019

Home construction continued to surge across the nation, which reflected the projection that new homes will help moderate price growth over the next 12 months.

Homebuilders to buyers: ‘Take a hike!’
Homebuilders to buyers: ‘Take a hike!’

How nature and the outdoors are becoming increasingly important to the modern buyer.

New house flipping show enables viewers to invest while watching
New house flipping show enables viewers to invest while watching

New Instagram video show American Dreamhouse emerges from the intersection of the popularity of fix-and-flip shows, interior design and audience interest in finding novel ways to generate extra income.

NAR reaches agreement with Department of Justice
NAR reaches agreement with Department of Justice

The complaint, filed by the Department of Justice on Nov. 19, alleges that the organization’s practices and policies are anti-competitive.

Is 2020 really the year of the suburb?
Is 2020 really the year of the suburb?

Is COVID-19 is driving households away from cities to lower density suburbs? RCLCO looks at whether 2020 is indeed the year of the suburbs.

Housing market rebound sets stage for 2021
Housing market rebound sets stage for 2021

The boost from loosening credit, along with rising house-buying power, equity and household formation, was strong enough to overcome the negative impact on housing market potential from the increase in tenure length so far in 2020, says Chief Economist Mark Fleming.

Re-imagining real estate in a global pandemic
Re-imagining real estate in a global pandemic

Empty commercial space is a looming crisis. What if all that unused real estate were converted to housing?

Single-family rent price growth shows a divide in recovery across price tiers
Single-family rent price growth shows a divide in recovery across price tiers

A new report from CoreLogic shows higher-priced rentals returned to 2019 growth rates while the lower-priced tier continues to lag.

Economist sounds warning on unemployment, housing market
Economist sounds warning on unemployment, housing market

“COVID-19 cases are on the rise and there is increasing likelihood of a further impact on economic activity, which may trigger a corresponding increase in unemployment in impacted industries,” says First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming.

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