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Mike Simonsen

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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Has housing inventory peaked for the year?
By Mike Simonsen on October 17, 2022

Inventory is still on the rise each week. Our model had forecasted that inventory would tick up this week and it did. Next week will be a pivotal inflection point. That’s the week when the...

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Key Signals to Watch in a Volatile Real Estate Market
By Mike Simonsen on October 13, 2022

Rising interest rates are putting a damper on the housing market. Buyers and sellers appear to be pulling back, and inventory is starting to climb again. How long will the market contract,...

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Will home sellers win the tug of war with buyers?
By Mike Simonsen on October 10, 2022

In this week’s data, inventory came in unchanged from last week. That was a little surprising to me - I had expected some inventory growth across the country, because buyers have stopped...

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The Impact of Financial Market Turmoil on Real Estate
By Mike Simonsen on October 5, 2022

In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Michael Batnick from The Irrelevant Investor to talk about how today’s economic turmoil is affecting the financial...

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Home buyers get spooked when mortgage rates pass 5.5%
By Mike Simonsen on October 3, 2022

Home buyers have stopped cold as mortgage rates spiked dramatically in the last few weeks. It’s really measurable. In this week’s update, I’ll show you the inflection point during the first...

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A Deep Dive on the Rental Market
By Mike Simonsen on September 28, 2022

In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Jay Parsons, VP, Head of Economics and Industry Principals for RealPage, to talk about what’s happening in the...

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Rising mortgage rates are causing home buyers to pull back
By Mike Simonsen on September 26, 2022

Two weeks in a row with inventory climbing, and price cuts seem to be accelerating. These are market slowing characteristics, and they seem suspiciously coincident with the spike in...

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Forecast for the Fall Real Estate Market
By Mike Simonsen on September 21, 2022

As inventory growth stalls, will sellers catch a break? Have buyers missed their window?Catch the replay of our September webinar - I look at the supply and demand signals for the market's...

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Home Prices Are Holding Steady as Few Homes Hit the Market
By Mike Simonsen on September 19, 2022

A little uptick in available inventory this week. Two weeks ago was the Labor Day holiday, and the data shows a little rebound in available inventory of homes for sale on the market after...

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What’s behind the surprising drop in inventory?
By Mike Simonsen on September 13, 2022

Two weeks in a row of declining inventory of homes for sale in the US. Each week available inventory is falling faster than our forecasting model anticipated. There are fewer homes for sale...

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