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October 20, 2023

Revenge of the Rust Belt: The Surprising Forces That Have Made the Midwest the Hottest Housing Market Around

In the Fortune article below Shawn Tully discusses the resurgence of the Midwest’s housing market with Ed Pinto, the Director of AEI’s Housing Center. According to American Enterprise Institute data, eight of…

September 21, 2023

National Home Price Appreciation (HPA) Index—August 2023

PDF to full report Key takeaways: National YoY HPA for August 2023 was 4.5%, up from 3.8% a month ago and down from 10.2% a year ago. Historically, HPA in…

September 18, 2023

There’s an Easy Fix That Would Solve Our Housing Crisis: Light Touch Density

We’re living through one of the greatest housing crunches the U.S. has ever known. It’s resulted in record numbers of homelessness and entire generations certain they will never become homeowners,…

September 12, 2023

Housing Finance Watch (Week 35 & 36, 2023)

PDF to full report Key takeaways: The median purchase rate rose 1/8 ppts. over the past week to 7 1/8%. Mortgage News Daily reported a daily avg. 30-year rate of…

July 21, 2023

National Home Price Appreciation (HPA) Index—June 2023

PDF to full report Key takeaways: Year-over-Year (YoY) HPA was 2.9% in June 2023, up from 2.1% a month ago and down from 14.3% a year ago. Historically, HPA in…

May 23, 2023

Biden Courts Another Mortgage Crisis

The Biden administration is making moves that could imperil the safety of the housing finance system. Recent mortgage pricing changes, which have generally decreased fees for borrowers with lower credit…