Why Atlanta’s Stunning Home Price Growth Won’t Last Long

Atlanta’s housing market typically marches to a seasonal drum, rarely seeing dramatic price swings. Nevertheless, like a rollercoaster ride, home prices in Atlanta made the steady climb north in the mid-2000s, plunged to startling depths between 2007 and 2010, and then soared back up. The real question on everyone’s mind: Can prices continue to climb? Multiple signs suggest no. Read More

FHA Loans Are About to Get More Costly

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) just announced changes to its loan insurance, which is popular among home buyers who don’t qualify for conventional financing. FHA loans are common among first-time buyers because they require just 3.5% down and allow more leniency for individuals with lower credit scores and higher debt-to-income ratios, but FHA borrowers pay… Read More

How to See 20% More Listings, One Week Faster (October Roundup)

Here is Redfin’s monthly email newsletter, with a little about Redfin and a lot about what’s happening in the real estate market. Howdy Redfinnians! Welcome to another action-packed newsletter filled with facts, figures and bold predictions about the U.S. real estate market! First, the Facts First, the blatantly self-serving but absolutely true facts. Redfin commissioned… Read More