Altos Insights

How to answer: "How's the market?"

October 23, 2020

Looking for an at-a-glance answer to “How’s the market?”? Look no further than Altos’ Market Action Index – our proprietary index that lets you..

Key Stats to Watch: Average Days on Market

October 8, 2020

Average Days on Market (DOM) is a measure of market velocity - how long it takes homes to sell. A non-seasonal increase in DOM could indicate some..

Why Foreclosures are Unlikely Despite 4 Million Mortgages in Forebearance

September 28, 2020

I have a good friend whose tourism business has been devastated by the pandemic. His company went from many millions of dollars in revenue to..

Investors, Flips, iBuyers and Price Increases

September 8, 2020

In this week's US national real estate market video, we take a look at a novel metric in the housing market: Price Increases. Specifically, the..

Altos Webinar: The Key Data to Watch Right Now in Real Estate

August 26, 2020

This year's market is unique, making it harder to rely on historical trends for insights - what key data should buyers and sellers be watching..

New Video: The Strongest Seller's Market We've Ever Seen

August 24, 2020

With 73,000 new listings hitting the market this week and more than 80,000 transactions, total inventory is now under 600,000 for the first time..

New Video: Home Prices 8% Higher Year over Year

August 17, 2020

Prices this week are basically unchanged at $354,990. Because in a normal year prices peak June 30th, and then pull back in the fall, all of a..

New Video: Home Buyers Are Relentless This Year

August 10, 2020

This week, I looked at how different this year is than previous years. For one, we're seeing people ignore the usual start-of-school season and..

Webinar Replay: An early look at Fall 2020 real estate

August 5, 2020

In case you missed it, we hosted another webinar last week where we looked at the Fall real estate market. This time I also dove into the..

3 Ways Market Data Helps Realtors Thrive in Uncertain Times

August 3, 2020

The real estate industry is facing serious challenges. Many consumers have shifted into survival mode. They’re nervous about the future, and..