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Mike Simonsen

Mike Simonsen is the founder and president of real estate analytics firm Altos Research, which has provided national and local real estate data to financial institutions, real estate professionals, and investors across the country for more than 15 years. An expert trendspotter, Mike uses Altos data to identify market shifts months before they hit the headlines.
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Inventory Inches Up While Prices Hold Steady
By Mike Simonsen on June 17, 2024

I’ve been highly tuned in looking for signals that the housing market is slowing. By now everyone knows that unsold inventory of homes on the market is climbing. But is that unsold...

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New in Altos: Pending Sales Data
By Mike Simonsen on June 12, 2024

We’re excited to announce the availability of Pending Sales data, our clearest signal to date of future home sales. You'll find Pending Sales data in Advanced Analytics, Altos’ data...

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Building a Rental Business with Michael Zuber from One Rental at a Time
By Mike Simonsen on June 12, 2024

In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Michael Zuber from One Rental at a Time to talk about how he built a thriving rental business and the big market...

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National Data

Home Prices Have Started to Slip in a Few States
By Mike Simonsen on June 3, 2024

Mortgage rates decided to bounce back into the 7s this week, and we can already see an impact in that immediate sales are slowing down. We can also see the new pending sales slow and price...

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Unsold Inventory is Rising Across the Country
By Mike Simonsen on May 28, 2024

It’s the end of May, and unsold inventory on the market is increasing across the country. Every state has more homes on the market now than a year ago. In many places we’re seeing new...

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Getting Smart on ADUs with Samara’s Mike McNamara
By Mike Simonsen on May 22, 2024

In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Mike McNamara, co-founder and CEO of Samara, to talk about all things ADUs. ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, are...

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National Data

As More Homes Take a Price Cut, Will List Prices Drop?
By Mike Simonsen on May 20, 2024

When we look at the US housing data, the most notable trend recently is that price reductions are on the way up. There are more homes sitting on the market that didn’t get offers at their...

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Mixed Signals for Peak Home Buying Season
By Mike Simonsen on May 13, 2024

As we hit peak home buying season in the US, the signals across the country are mixed at best, with some markets accelerating a bit and others slowing very quickly. Inventory continues to...

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Growing an Iconic Real Estate Brand with Ginger Wilcox, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
By Mike Simonsen on May 8, 2024

In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, recorded live at HousingWire’s The Gathering conference, Mike Simonsen sits down with Ginger Wilcox, President of Better Homes & Gardens Real...

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National Data

Home Price Signals Point to Flat Growth
By Mike Simonsen on May 6, 2024

Inventory continued to climb this week. Not at a super fast pace, but the number of homes on the market across the country keeps expanding. As mortgage rates stay elevated and as unsold...

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