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Alex Starace

Alex provides journalists with the information they need for their stories. Prior to joining Redfin, he was a freelance writer who wrote extensively on the ins and outs of condo purchasing. He also covered luxury goods, with a minor in book reviews. He lives in Chicago and is lucky enough to be able to walk to work. Redfin is a full-service real estate brokerage that uses modern technology to make clients smarter and faster. For more information about working with a Redfin real estate agent to buy or sell a home, visit our "Why Redfin?," page.

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The Redfin Housing Demand Index Continued Record Climb in January

The Redfin Housing Demand Index increased 6.5 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted level of 130 in January. This marks the highest level recorded since January 2013, the first month measured by the Redfin Demand Index. The Demand Index is based on thousands of Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers. …

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The Redfin Housing Demand Index Reached a New High in December

The Redfin Housing Demand Index, based on thousands of Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers, increased 15.1 percent from last month to a seasonally adjusted level of 124 in December. This marks the highest level recorded since January 2013, the first month measured by the Redfin Demand Index.   A level of 100 …

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Mortgage Rates Are Back Down: Why They’ll Stay Low

Mortgage rates were down this week, averaging 4.09 percent for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan, down from 4.12 percent last week. Last year at this time, the rate was 3.81 percent, according to Freddie Mac. What’s going on? Immediately after Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the presidential election, mortgage rates jumped, with the 30-year fixed climbing …

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