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I’m the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate data and title company. Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now

I’m the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate data and title company. Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now

Mark Fleming Housing has become increasingly unaffordable to millions of Americans — with home prices and mortgage rates continuing to rise (see the lowest rates you may qualify for now here). So – as part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now – …

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6 of the 10 housing markets in America most vulnerable to a downturn are in this state

6 of the 10 housing markets in America most vulnerable to a downturn are in this state

Some real estate markets are more vulnerable to a downturn than others. Getty Images Six of the 10 counties most vulnerable to a downturn are in New Jersey, according to a Special Housing Risk Report — which looked at the highest concentrations of the most at-risk markets in the first quarter of 2022 — released …

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Sellers Are Getting Anxious as Home Sales Slow Down

Sellers Are Getting Anxious as Home Sales Slow Down

New Orleans homeowner Lisa Tourtelot says homes were flying off the market in her neighborhood as recently as a month ago. Now, as she prepares to list her own house for sale, the homeowner is on edge.  Mortgage rates, property taxes, and homeowners insurance are all on the rise, she says—developments the 36-year-old fears are …

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Want to get a foot on the property ladder? These are the 'best' and 'worst' metro areas in America for first-time home buyers

Want to get a foot on the property ladder? These are the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ metro areas in America for first-time home buyers

Angelenos, congratulations — you officially live in one of the worst metro areas for first-time home buyers, according to a new study by Bankrate.com. Out of the 50 largest metro areas studied, Los Angeles ranked 49th in affordability, 48th in employment factors, 30th in safety, and 39th in housing-market tightness, as the supply of homes …

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