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The U.S. is short nearly 4 million housing units based on the country’s population and housing needs. One reason for this shortage is significant underinvestment in new housing since the bubble burst in the mid-2000s, and much of the country has yet to catch up. Researchers ranked metros and…

Typically, the most active portion of the year is spring and summer: for most years in the last decade, monthly home sales peaked in the months of June, July, or August. While seasonality tends to be more pronounced in locations that have especially dramatic transitions between summer and wi…

Rising rents have been hitting many households hard in recent months, and are especially challenging for college students. Academic obligations may limit students’ ability to work and earn money to put toward rent, and on-campus housing supply is not always sufficient to meet demand—and, in …

The real estate market has shown encouraging signs for buyers in recent months. Mortgage applications are down, homes are spending more time on the market, and sellers are more inclined to lower prices. But affordability remains a major challenge, especially for first-time homebuyers. The af…

The percentage of single female homeowners has exceeded the share of single male homeowners dating back at least 45 years. In fact, more than half of single women have been homeowners in all but five years since 1976, while the homeownership rate for single men has never topped 50% in that t…