Greg Englesbe

Will the U.S. housing market come back to Earth in 2022?

The start of 2022 comes with a fresh reminder that the coronavirus pandemic is still evolving with the emergence of the omicron variant. COVID-19 continues to be a disruptive force in public health and the economy. It came as a surprise to some that the pandemic, rather than send the U.S. housing market into a […]

‘Buyer fatigue’ may be cooling down the U.S. housing market

The historic combination of factors that produced soaring U.S. home prices and a hyper-competitive real estate landscape during the coronavirus pandemic will become a case study for the ages in the years to come. Homeowners who managed to sell at a significant markup may have seen their fortunes dramatically change for the better, making good […]

Commercial real estate shows record growth as pandemic recovery picks up speed

The starkest months of the coronavirus pandemic presented a sobering view of commercial real estate in the United States, with plummeting values across lynchpin sectors such as office buildings, hotels and malls that historically have been key investment properties. Other sectors saw significant growth during 2020 that was directly driven by the realities of such […]

Greg Englesbe

Bidding wars are shifting into rental markets across the United States

One of the defining features of the surging U.S. housing market during the coronavirus pandemic has been the commonality of bidding wars for homes. The trend has contributed to the staggering rate of home price increases across the country, where the nationwide median single-family existing-home sales price climbed a record 22.9% during the second quarter […]

Greg Englesbe

Is the Red-Hot U.S. Housing Market Cooling Off?

Any assessment of the U.S. housing market over the past year and change would be remiss to leave out the unique circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic. Soaring prices, voracious demand and sustained low interest rates have not been such powerful market forces in a vacuum. They reflect the period we’ve been living through, one […]