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New-Home Sales

Luxury Home Sales See Biggest Drop on Record Due to Rising Interest Rates

Luxury buyers are pressing pause on high-end home purchases after the most recent interest rate hike, which will make monthly payments thousands of dollars more expensive for million-dollar properties


What the Federal Reserve's Latest Rate Hike Could Mean for the Housing Market

Mortgage rates have finally topped 6%, and with more gains on the horizon, experts warn that the U.S. housing market could be moving toward a recession


Why the ‘Lock-in’ Effect Is Prompting Homeowners to Stay Put

New listings are falling across the U.S. as homeowners refuse to sacrifice their low interest rates for new homes with more expensive housing costs


Market Activity Slows as Mortgage Rates Reach New High

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate climbed to a new high during Labor Day weekend, causing both buyers and sellers to step back from home sales

Market Data + Trends

Mortgage Rates Have Nearly Doubled in the Last Year—Here’s What That Means for Homebuyers

Mortgage rates may be on the rise, but after two years of heated competition and record price gains, home sales are slowing and sellers are beginning to drop their asking prices


What Distinguishes Today’s Housing Slump From the 2008 Collapse?

With much less financial risk-taking and an increase in equity wealth, today's buyers and homeowners are much more prepared to handle a housing downturn than they were in 2008


Can No Down Payment Mortgages Close the Homeownership Gap?

Bank of America is offering zero down payment mortgages to first-time minority homebuyers in five U.S. cities, but in the event of a housing downturn, the program could burden more recipients than it benefits


Mortgage Rates Will Fall to 4.5% in 2023—Here’s What That Means for Homebuyers

Mortgage rates could fall to 4.5% in 2023, according to Fannie Mae's most recent housing forecast, but that doesn't mean buyers will benefit from holding off on home purchases


Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Are on the Rise Once Again—Here’s What That Means for Today’s Homebuyers

Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) had a hand in the housing downturn that led to the Great Recession, but they won’t do as much damage this time around, experts say


Mortgage Application Activity Drops to Lowest Level in Over Two Decades

As housing costs continue to surge and prospective buyers back out of home purchases, fears of a recession are mounting, and mortgage application activity is falling as a result

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