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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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Geeking Out On Housing Economics
By Mike Simonsen on January 5, 2022

Ralph McLaughlin is the Chief Economist at Kukun, an AI-powered property technology platform for homeowners and real estate investors. Kukun offers fast and intuitive access to the most...

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Real estate inventory hits new record low
By Mike Simonsen on January 3, 2022

New Year new market? We hit a new record low of available real estate inventory this week. The big question is where does it stop? Does 2022 resume a more normal curve or are we stuck in...

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Real Estate Agents That Stand Out
By Mike Simonsen on December 22, 2021

Mark Johnson is the CEO of JPAR Real Estate. JPAR is a fast-growing, full-service, transaction-based real estate brokerage based in Texas with offices throughout the country. Mark has...

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Why inflation may lead to fewer homes for sale in 2022
By Mike Simonsen on December 20, 2021

This is the week’s Altos Research real estate market report. Each week Altos Research tracks every home for sale in the country, we analyze all the pricing, supply and demand, and all...

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Will the housing market continue its hot streak in 2022?
By Mike Simonsen on December 15, 2021

As we approach the end of another hot year for the market, homebuyers and sellers are eagerly looking ahead to the 2022 housing market. Will the market continue its streak of strong growth,...

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Real estate demand is increasing as we wrap up 2021
By Mike Simonsen on December 14, 2021

Almost ready to wrap up the year! Available inventory of homes for sale ticked down again this week. How low will our available supply of homes go? And we’re getting some fascinating demand...

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2022 Real Estate Market Shaping Up to be Hot
By Mike Simonsen on December 6, 2021

The Thanksgiving holiday week is baked into the data now and it sure looks like the market is accelerating from where it was earlier in the fall. There are seasonal and holiday variables to...

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Is real estate seasonality a thing of the past?
By Mike Simonsen on November 29, 2021

During the pandemic we had an abrupt change to seasonality in housing data. As families once were tightly constrained by school and work location and schedules, if a home didn’t sell by the...

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Home prices on track for 10% gain in 2021 -- Video
By Mike Simonsen on November 23, 2021

Hey everybody. Happy Thanksgiving week. We were reading the NAR October home sales data this morning which shows strong pricing and demand, but there’s nothing surprising of course if you...

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Altos Research Real Estate Market Update: Nov 15, 2021
By Mike Simonsen on November 15, 2021

Each week Altos Research tracks every home for sale in the country, all the pricing, supply and demand, and all the changes in that data and we make it available to you before you see it in...

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