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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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Navigating the Sizzling Spring Real Estate Market
By Mike Simonsen on March 11, 2022

We've all been assuming that as the US economy is exploding and everyone is employed and incomes are rising, the federal reserve has indicated they're going to start selling some of the...

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Expect Strong Housing Market Growth Until at Least 2023
By Mike Simonsen on March 7, 2022

Sometimes in the face of tragic world events, the work we do here seems trivial. We started doing these videos two years ago as the world first ground to a halt at the onset of the...

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Homes are selling nearly 3x faster than pre-pandemic
By Mike Simonsen on February 28, 2022

For weeks I’ve been talking about rising mortgage rates and the possible impact on the housing market, but suddenly they’re not rising anymore. Perhaps until the fed actually starts selling...

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Why home prices will continue to rise even with higher mortgage rates
By Mike Simonsen on February 21, 2022

Mortgage rates keep spiking, but there have been so many Americans lined up to buy homes, that increased costs haven’t deterred any demand. Do we have any signs that they might slow? Our...

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How soon will spiking mortgage rates hit homebuyers?
By Mike Simonsen on February 14, 2022

If it were possible for the US housing market to get weirder, it is happening. Some unique measurements happening this week in the data that we’ve never seen before. 

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Can the Real Estate Boom Survive Economic Headwinds?
By Mike Simonsen on February 11, 2022

Is it a bad time to buy a home? Lots of headlines and housing bears this week citing a Fannie Mae survey that said 65% of respondents now say it's a bad time to buy a house. Only 25% say...

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Rising Mortgage Rates Are Not Deterring Home Buyers
By Mike Simonsen on February 7, 2022

Sellers across the country are remaining confident. Mortgage rates are up, but do buyers care? Homes keep selling fast and the available inventory keeps falling. 

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Housing inventory - how low can we go?
By Mike Simonsen on January 31, 2022

As the spring home buying market is almost upon us, the real question that we’re looking for in the data is not whether this boom is somehow ending, but rather how much more is it...

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