Greg Englesbe Real Estate

A ‘collapse’ in U.S. home prices is on the horizon, economist says

Home affordability in the United States has become unattainable for large segments of the population in 2022 thanks to high mortgage rates, inflation, housing scarcity and prices that were driven up by the historically low home loan rates seen during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The housing market this year has been […]

Gregory Englesbe

U.S. mortgage rates top 7%, highest in 20 years, as home sales decline

The U.S. housing market has entered territory not seen since the turn of the century, with the 30-year mortgage rates pushing up to 7.16% this week. The last time it crossed that plane was 2001. For months, the Fed has been hiking interest rates in an effort to curb inflation, including the soaring home prices […]

Greg Englesbe Tampa Fl

Florida cities among U.S. markets where home prices are dropping fastest

The cooldown of the U.S. housing market has been evident for several months now, a trend driven by rising mortgage rates that have moderately slowed demand for homes in many parts of the country. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida real estate market has often been held up as a clear case of overinflated prices. […]

Gregory Englesbe Real Estate

Some U.S. Housing Market Experts Say Recession is Here

Tight monetary policy to contain inflation in the United States has dampened the red-housing market seen in 2020-2021, when historically low mortgage and home scarcity collided with a surge in buyer demand. With higher mortgage rates now in the area of 5.5%-6% for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, demand has cooled off significantly in 2022 […]

Greg Englesbe

U.S. Housing Market Gives Mixed Signals as Nation Battles Inflation

Watching the appreciation of home prices during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic sometimes left the impression that “down” was no longer a direction the U.S. housing market could go. Double-digit increases in median home values were buoyed by low home supply and heavy demand from buyers incentivized by low mortgage rates. But […]