Taylor Marr, Author at Redfin Real Estate News

Taylor Marr

Taylor Marr is the deputy chief economist on the research team at Redfin. He is passionate about housing and urban policy and an advocate for increased mobility and affordability. He laid the framework for our migration data and reports and diligently tracks the housing market and economy. Before Redfin, Taylor built financial market index funds for Vanguard at the University of Chicago. Taylor went to graduate school for international economics in Berlin, where he focused on behavioral causes of the global housing bubble and subsequent policy responses. Taylor’s research has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. He was also recently the President of the Seattle Economics Council and collaborates frequently with the Fed, HUD, and the Census Bureau. Follow him on Twitter @tayloramarr or subscribe to his weekly newsletter on Substack here: https://taylormarr.substack.com

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The Price of Opportunity: Homes Cost 38% More in Neighborhoods That Offer the Best Shot at Upward Mobility

The typical home purchased in high-opportunity U.S. neighborhoods went for $470,000 last year—$130,000 more than the typical home in low-opportunity areas. The price premium for opportunity is highest in segregated parts of the Midwest and South; in Detroit, homes in high-opportunity areas are nearly four times more expensive than those in low-opportunity areas. High-opportunity neighborhoods

Nearly Half of Home Sellers Are Making Concessions to Woo Buyers

Sellers are offering to cover the cost of repairs, mortgage-rate buydowns and closing costs as rising interest rates dampen homebuyer demand. Pandemic boomtowns and pricey coastal markets, including Phoenix and Seattle, have seen the biggest increases in concessions. A record 13% of home sales include a price cut and a final sale price below the

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