Posts by Kerrie Kennedy

New unemployment claims spike, though continuing claims fall
New unemployment claims spike, though continuing claims fall

Economic recovery slumps as initial jobless claims unexpectedly...

What buyers see: A new study used eye-tracking hardware to find out
What buyers see: A new study used eye-tracking hardware to find out

A new study reveals the areas of the home buyers are most interested in when looking at a...

Serious delinquencies up, despite strong housing demand
Serious delinquencies up, despite strong housing demand

Four months into the pandemic, the 120-day delinquency rate for July spiked to 4.1%, the highest rate in more than 21 years and double the December 2009 Great Recession...

Bigger is better, say homeowners and renters who are working from home
Bigger is better, say homeowners and renters who are working from home

The work from home phenomenon — and the need for a dedicated home office— is driving demand for more space among both buyers and...

Home price appreciation reaches highest level since June 2018, though declines predicted
Home price appreciation reaches highest level since June 2018, though declines predicted

The latest HPI Forecast predicts home price growth will slow over the next 12 months through August 2021 with price declines in 27...

NAR’s motion for dismissal denied; third buyer-side lawsuit to move forward
NAR’s motion for dismissal denied; third buyer-side lawsuit to move forward

U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood rejects NAR’s motion to dismiss class action suit about buyer-broker...

Construction employment up in latest jobs report, though still below pre-pandemic levels
Construction employment up in latest jobs report, though still below pre-pandemic levels

The U.S. economy has recovered approximately half of the 22 million jobs lost during the height of the pandemic, according to the Labor...

Pending Home Sales hit record high; rally expected to continue
Pending Home Sales hit record high; rally expected to continue

August contract signings exceeded pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of...

Chicago home price growth lags behind national figures
Chicago home price growth lags behind national figures

The latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index shows home prices continued to rise at a modest rate across the country in...

In an about-face, Zillow is hiring real estate agents
In an about-face, Zillow is hiring real estate agents

Seattle-based Zillow says it will open a residential real estate brokerage and hire agent employees starting in...

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