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Midwest Markets Gaining More Popularity

Potential homebuyers are looking at areas with affordable home prices and lowered housing costs, according to a new WSJ/Realtor.com report, which showed the Midwest is emerging as a new option for home shoppers despite facing low inventory and a quick market pace.

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Priced-Out Homebuyers Snapping Up Rental Units, Recruiting Roommates

"With a record number of new units coming onto the market driving rent prices down, those who may have given up hope of homeownership may be able to leverage more affordable rental options—including downsizing to a smaller unit or considering a roommate for the near term—to help build savings for a future home," said Jiayi Xu, Economist at Realtor.com.

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Mortgage Rates Push Closer to the 8% Mark

“Incoming data shows that the construction of new homes rebounded in September, but as rates keep rising, home builders appear to be losing confidence,” said Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater. Check out the data and further insights after the link.

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Unexpected New Listings Drop Home Prices for Third Straight Month

"An uptick in homes with reduced prices is a small break for buyers on top of the usual seasonal factors that align to make this first week in October the best week to buy. Yet, the larger context remains challenging. Buyers still struggle with the triple threat of rising listing prices, record-high mortgage rates, and limited inventory, making affordability a continued concern," said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for Realtor.com.

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