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Buyers Take Note: Housing Market Easing from White Hot to Red Hot

SEATTLE, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Runaway monthly increases in home values and rents tempered in August, according to the latest Zillow® market report1, paving the way for a strong but more manageable housing market come fall. Another month of rising inventory and more for-sale listings taking price cuts are giving buyers more options and potentially…

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More Affordable Housing, Healthier Hearts?

By Cara MurezHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — One of the keys to good health could be in the hands of those who decide zoning policies for their communities. Inclusionary zoning policies that provide for affordable housing were associated with lower rates of heart disease for those who benefited from these dwellings, according…

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Housing affordability to worsen near-term, even as price rises cool off: Reuters poll

Please try another search Economy3 hours ago (Aug 30, 2021 02:51PM ET) © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People decorate their houses with lanterns and lights during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi By Shrutee Sarkar BENGALURU (Reuters) – The sizzling pace of…

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Transitional housing helps homeless youth get on their feet

Washington Dash left home when she was a teenager, after a rough patch with her parents when she came out as gay, eventually landing in the shelter system in Anchorage, Alaska.The shelter was a safe and helpful space, she said, but it was also chaotic and difficult to study as a first-year college student – with…

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Housing Prices Threaten the Federal Reserve’s Inflation Outlook

Forecasters predict elevated home prices to be a temporary reaction to the economy’s reopening after pandemic-related restrictions, but the Wall Street Journal says housing costs appear to be more persistent than expected. Core inflation increased 3.5% in June compared to a year prior, marking the highest rate of growth in 30 years. The dramatic increase…

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June 2021 Housing Market Trends Report

The national inventory of active listings declined by 43.1% over last year, while the total inventory of unsold homes, including pending listings, declined by 20.3%. Newly listed homes on the market are up 5.5% nationally compared to a year ago, and 11.7% higher for large metros over the past year. However, sellers are still listing…

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Will Housing Inventory Increase in 2021?

If you’ve been following the real estate market, you probably know that it has been many months since buyers and sellers enjoyed anything like business as usual. Record-low interest rates and pandemic-driven demand has led to record-low inventory in markets both large and small. Now, however, we may be able to envision a return to…

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2021 Housing Market Predictions and Forecast

2021 National Housing Market Forecast and Predictions: Back to Normal To say 2020 was a year of surprises is an extreme understatement. What started off as a bright year for the housing market and the economy was soon derailed by a global pandemic and severe economic recession. As detailed by my colleague, George Ratiu, the…

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Housing Market Outlook: Should Buyers Wait it Out?

U.S. home buyers have been engaged in fierce competition for limited inventory with homes flying off the market for nearly a year. In June, for instance, almost two-thirds of offers faced a competing bid. Buyers are making offers well above ask in order to stand out, and some are going so far as to offer sellers extra…

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Housing Connector expands to Pierce County, bringing innovative housing approach to more of Puget Sound region

SEATTLE, July 21, 2021 — Local nonprofit Housing Connector, which uses Zillow’s technology to match private property owners and managers to those experiencing homelessness, is now operating in Pierce County thanks to a partnership with the County and funding from the Tacoma Housing Authority. Expanding to Pierce County means Housing Connector can play a larger…