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Do Rising House Prices Help Or Hurt The Housing Market?

By Mark Fleming on October 15, 2021

Housing market potential strengthened modestly in September, increasing a 0.4 percent compared with August, according to our Potential Home Sales Model. The slight increase means that on a year-over-year basis, housing m... Read More›

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How Does Delta Variant-fueled Economic Uncertainty Impact Housing Market Potential?

By Mark Fleming on September 22, 2021

Housing market potential continued to strengthen in August, according to our Potential Home Sales Model, increasing 0.05 percent compared with July. The market potential for existing-home sales is now nearly 10 percent h... Read More›

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How The ‘delta Dip’ Boosted Housing Market Potential

By Mark Fleming on August 20, 2021

Housing market potential strengthened in July, according to our Potential Home Sales Model, increasing 1.3 percent compared with June. It is now nearly 16 percent higher than in July of last year, when the housing market... Read More›

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Housing Supply Limiting Market Potential

By Mark Fleming on July 16, 2021

Housing market potential strengthened modestly in June, increasing 0.2 percent compared with May, according to our Potential Home Sales Model. Potential home sales are nearly 17 percent higher than the pandemic-driven de... Read More›

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Why Homebodies Versus Pandemic-fueled Demand Will Determine The Outlook For Housing Market Potential

By Mark Fleming on June 22, 2021

Housing market potential strengthened again last month, according to our Potential Home Sales Model, despite significant supply headwinds. In May, housing market potential increased 0.8 percent compared with April, and i... Read More›

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Why Housing Market Potential Strengthened In April

By Mark Fleming on May 20, 2021

Housing market potential regained strength in the month of April, according to our Potential Home Sales Model. In April, housing market potential increased 1.3 percent compared with March, and is now nearly 30 percent hi... Read More›

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