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 – … Read more

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 – … Read more

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

6 of the 10 US housing markets 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 … Read more

These 10 stocks from a sector that is a bear-market bulwark have upside potential of up to 30%

These 10 stocks from a sector that is a bear-market bulwark have upside potential of up to 30%

During times of uncertainty, it can help to look at what happened during other down cycles for stocks. True, we don’t know when the stock market will hit bottom during this cycle, or if it already has. But you might want to tilt toward a sector that has fared well during previous downturns. You might … Read more

‘Peak inflation is not here yet’: Rents continue to rise, putting pressure on would-be homebuyers. That’s bad news for the Fed.

'Peak inflation is not here yet': Rents continue to rise, putting pressure on would-be homebuyers.  That's bad news for the Fed.

Rents will continue to rise, contributing to inflation, until the end of the year, economists say. With home prices and mortgage rates this high, many prospective homeowners are choosing to rent longer, opting to wait it out until prices normalize. But rents are also increasing, helped along by a housing-supply shortage that’s hiking the cost … Read more

recession risks, housing downturn after third rate hike

recession risks, housing downturn after third rate hike

The negative impact of interest rate rises on Australian housing prices, household spending and the volume of dwelling investments may hurt consumer confidence and fuel the likelihood of a recession in Australia, analysts and economists say. The Reserve Bank of Australia raised interest rates for the third time in a row on Tuesday. Joining central … Read more

I’m the director of forecasting for the National Association of Realtors. Here are 6 things you should know about the housing market now

I'm the director of forecasting for the National Association of Realtors.  Here are 6 things you should know about the housing market now

As part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now, we talked to Nadia Evangelou, senior economist and director of forecasting at the National Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors The housing affordability crunch is here — with mortgage rates continuing to rise … Read more

I’m the director of forecasting for the National Association of Realtors. Here are 6 things you should know about the housing market now

I'm the director of forecasting for the National Association of Realtors.  Here are 6 things you should know about the housing market now

As part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now, we talked to Nadia Evangelou, senior economist and director of forecasting at the National Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors The housing affordability crunch is here — with mortgage rates continuing to rise … Read more

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine just got a major funding boost

The world's most powerful tidal turbine just got a major funding boost

Orbital Marine Power’s O2 turbine at the Orkney Islands, north of the Scottish mainland, in September 2021. Scotland has become a hub for companies and projects focused on tidal power and marine energy in general. William Edwards | AFP | Getty Images Scottish engineering firm Orbital Marine Power said Monday it secured £8 million ($9.64 … Read more

‘It could be the difference between an approval and denial’: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion remove fully-paid medical debt from credit reports on July 1. Will this help your credit score?

'It could be the difference between an approval and denial': Experian, Equifax and TransUnion remove fully-paid medical debt from credit reports on July 1. Will this help your credit score?

Paid medical debt is rolling off consumer credit reports in an overhaul that the credit bureaus say will improve people’s financial wellbeing. In a time of rising interest rates and increased costs with the pandemic’s scariest days hopefully done, for some it can’t come a moment too soon. Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are dropping the … Read more