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Tag Archives: Mortgage Rates

Why Do We Have a Housing Shortage?

Explaining Today’s Housing Shortage The current housing market is experiencing a severe shortage of available homes for sale. Several factors have contributed to this shortage. Key Factors Behind the Shortage There are some market conditions impacting this shortage. Here are a couple of the big ones: Decline in New Construction Builders have not been constructing […]


The Housing Crisis: 2 Big Issues Facing Buyers and Sellers Now

The biggest challenge the housing market faces is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply: Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the fear of not finding something to buy. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American Let’s break down […]


The 3 Factors that Impact Home Affordability

What’s Impacting the Price of Homes? If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares: “. . . with slowly improving […]










Fannie Mae National Housing Survey-Attitudes Towards Owning a Home, Renting, and Personal Finances

Monthly Survey Reports Opinions on Home Ownership, Renting, and Household Finances Fannie Mae has a new monthly consumer attitude report offering a peek into the sentiments of Americans across the country. What are people feeling about owning a home, whether it’s a good time to buy or sell, and people’s outlook on home prices and […]