From time to time, an industry or subject inspires us to create a best-of list. These are sites that produce out-of-this-world coverage in a crowded arena. In this edition, we’re recognizing a few real estate news sites that should be on your radar. If you think your site should be considered, give us a holler and tell us why.
With the housing market booming, mortgage rates, market trends, and forecasts over the next several months are top of mind for many people. When it comes to covering real estate news, there are so many available resources that it can be difficult to know which are the most up-to-date and accurate.
With that in mind, here is a list of a few top real estate news sites that are helping readers stay up to date on the current housing market.
1. The Mortgage Reports
If you're looking for up-to-date real estate news for the consumer, look no further than The Mortgage Reports blog. The blog focuses on timely real estate and mortgage financing news. It updates mortgage rates daily and offers a forecast on real estate trends each week.
The website is free to view and even has a podcast that features interviews with experts in the real estate and mortgage industry. The site's contributors are real estate and finance professionals and their data comes directly from the Federal Reserve.
Stories to read: Mortgage interest rate predictions: Will rates go down in August 2022?; Fed makes biggest rate hike in 28 years to fight 2022 inflation
Follow @mortgagereports on Twitter.
HousingWire provides the latest information on mortgage rates, market forecasts, and industry news. Visitors can also find a selection of webinars and whitepapers to dig deeper.
Content on the site is not exclusive to potential buyers — it also includes news for mortgage professionals and real estate agents. When it comes to a full 360° view of the housing market, HousingWire has information for all readers.
Stories to read: Sixth recession red flag raised, despite strong jobs report; Home purchase sentiment hits lowest level in over a decade
Follow @HousingWire on Twitter.
Primarily used to search for homes for buyers, Realtor.com also provides news on market trends, insights, and housing predictions. It also has a great Home Improvement section and information guides for buyers and sellers. While the site tailors its content more toward buyers and sellers, it also offers great insight to Agents through a separate blog.
Stories to read: Foreclosures Are Up From Last Year—Should Buyers Act Fast To Get a Good Deal?; 5 Pro Tips for Movers From a Realtor Who Has Helped Countless Families Make Their Next Move; 11 Failed social media strategies for real estate professionals to avoid
Follow @realtordotcom on Twitter.
4. The New York Times – Real Estate
The New York Times Real Estate section offers a variety of news stories for renters, buyers, sellers, and house flippers. You will also find key home listings and real estate market news from the U.S. and around the world.
And for those who love watching "House Hunters" and trying to guess which house they'll choose, check out the regular series "The Hunt."
Stories to read: More Home Deals Are Falling Through; More Renters Are Moving Out of Town. But Where Are They Going?
Follow @nytrealestate on Twitter.
Exclusively for the real estate professional, Inman offers tailored news to realtors, agents, and brokers. The site updates daily with news, industry trends, and predictions to help real estate professionals assist their clients in their home searches.
Stories to read: More people than ever ask Google: ‘Will the housing market crash?'; 10 US states where the sales-to-list gap for homes is widening the most
Follow @Inman on Twitter.