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 […]

Greg Englesbe

Fed’s latest rate hike puts more home buyers on shaky ground

The Federal Reserve last week logged its biggest increase in the nation’s benchmark interest rate since 1994, bumping it 75 basis points to a range of 1.5%-1.75% to combat inflation. A housing market that had been on fire during 2020-2021 now looks significantly different — and more daunting — to prospective home buyers on the […]