Where have home prices fallen in the US?

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Home prices fall in 98 major markets

What started as a ripple has turned into a tidal wave of declining home prices across the country. Among the 148 major regional housing markets tracked by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, 98 markets have seen home values fall from their 2022 peaks.

Higher mortgage rates and buyer apathy are the two biggest factors. As we enter the slower part of the year, home prices are likely to continue falling. The real drop might happen as we get into the spring market. By that time mortgage rates should be stabilizing, or even coming down, and motivated sellers will be looking to strike a deal before prices really return to normal.

Fall & Winter Energy Savers

With energy costs trending upward, if you haven’t invested in a programable thermostat yet, now’s the time. It’s one of the most common-sense approaches to lowering your home energy costs.

ENERGY STAR estimates that homeowners properly using programmable thermostats can save about $180 a year. But that’s not the only way to lower your energy costs. There are simple things like opening the curtains when the sun is out to heat your home, lowering your hot water heater to warm, and switching to LED holiday lights, with a timer. Just a few simple adjustments in your energy usage could make a large difference in your heating and electricity costs.

First-time homebuyers guide: part 13

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