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A Surprising Sign That Home Prices Could Finally Plunge This Summer

After a few years of flying high, home prices are finally coming back down to earth with a thud. In fact, the prospect of an outright price drop is looming on the horizon, according to a new Realtor.com report. In March, real estate listing prices came in nationwide at a median of $424,000, down from June’s all-time record high of $449,000. And while this March’s prices are 6.3% higher than in...

The Best Buying Advice of 2022: Our Tips for Homebuyers To Use in the New Year

  Buyers got on a roller coaster in January 2022 and stayed strapped in for the real estate market loops throughout the year. Mortgage rates were low, then soared to a 20-year high of 7.08% before dipping again. Median national list prices rose to a historic $450,000, and then they, too, began to fall. Homes in July were snatched up in 34 days—and come November, they lingered on the market for 56...

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