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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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Rising Mortgage Rates: Homebuyers Are More Resilient Than You Might Think

Last week, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.16 percent, while the Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate for the first time in a year, and only the second time this decade. How does this affect homebuyers? Redfin is on the record predicting that in 2017, rates won’t average above 4.3 percent for …

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Housing Demand Cooled in October, Dropping to a Three-Year Average

The Redfin Housing Demand Index, based on thousands of Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers, declined 3.5 percent from September to a seasonally-adjusted level of 100 in October. A level of 100 represents the historical average for the three-year period from January 2013 to December 2015, meaning that demand in October was at …

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