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A true data geek, Mike founded Altos Research in 2006 to bring data and insight on the U.S. housing market to those who need it most. The company now serves the largest Wall Street investment firms, banks, and tens of thousands of real estate professionals around the country.
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Home price reductions have peaked for the year
By Mike Simonsen on November 21, 2022

As available inventory of unsold homes on the market gradually decreases for the winter, our focus shifts to what’s going to happen in 2023. We can expect inventory to keep declining over...

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What Investor Sentiment Can Tell Us About the Housing Market
By Mike Simonsen on November 16, 2022

In this episode of the Top of Mind Podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Charles McKinney, Co-founder and CEO of Vontive, to talk about the landscape for real estate investors in this...

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Early Predictions for the 2023 Real Estate Market
By Mike Simonsen on November 14, 2022

As we approach the end of volatile year for the market, home buyers and sellers are anxiously looking ahead to 2023. What signals can we see in today's data that will help guide us towards...

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The Supply of Homes on the Market is Finally Declining
By Mike Simonsen on November 14, 2022

Inventory is down for the second week in a row. In the middle of November you’d expect that, but since mortgage rates spiked in early September, inventory has been climbing. With mortgage...

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The Housing Market Is at a Standstill
By Mike Simonsen on November 7, 2022

As this housing market sits at a standstill, I keep looking in the data for signs of real chaos. If you’ve been watching these videos each week you know that inventory started climbing in...

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Wildfire & Climate Risk in the Housing Market
By Mike Simonsen on November 2, 2022

In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Clark Woodward, Founder and CEO of RedZone, to discuss how wildfire and other climate risks are creating new...

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Real estate inventory still climbing into November
By Mike Simonsen on October 31, 2022

Another week late in October, inventory is rising as buyers are at a standstill. It’s been 8 weeks since mortgage rates spiked over 6% and three weeks since they crossed over 7%. Everything...

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How the Fed Is Reshaping America
By Mike Simonsen on October 26, 2022

In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Nick Timiraos, Chief Economics Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, to talk about how the Fed makes its policy...

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Unprecedented housing inventory gains for late October
By Mike Simonsen on October 24, 2022

It’s late October and available inventory of homes on the market is still climbing each week. With mortgage rates over 7 or even 7.5% right now, it’s not hard to imagine why the market has...

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How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems
By Mike Simonsen on October 19, 2022

In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Dr. Jenny Schuetz, Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, to talk about the impact of policy on the housing market. Dr....

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