The HBI Real Estate News Team

The Home Buying Institute (HBI) has been covering the U.S. real estate market for more than 15 years. We publish well-researched, unbiased housing market reports to educate and inform our audience.

We are not associated with any real estate company or organization, which gives us the latitude to bring you the full story — even when the news is bad.

Helping Home Buyers Make Informed Decisions

Our mission is simple. We work hard to provide high-quality articles and news reports to help home buyers make informed purchasing decisions. As we learned during the housing crisis of 2008, a lack of objective information can have serious repercussions, for individuals and for the economy as a whole.

On the other hand, when home buyers have access to unbiased news and helpful information, they’re more likely to make a smart purchasing decision. That’s where we come in. As an independent news creator, we can deliver the “cold hard facts” about current real estate market conditions.

We cover all aspects of the real estate market, with an emphasis on home price trends, inventory conditions, competition among buyers, and related factors. We publish new reports on a weekly basis to help our readers keep up with current trends within the housing market.

Our Real Estate Reporting Methods

When creating our housing market reports, we pull from a wide variety of information and data sources. We use these resources to deliver a broad but detailed view of what’s happening in real estate markets across the country.

Our team analyzes current and past home-price trends, population and migration patterns, real estate supply levels, sales activity, buyer demand, and other housing-related factors. We then “connect the dots” between all of these things, to help you make sense of what is happening in the market.

Brandon Cornett: Editor

We rely on a small but talented team of writers to deliver the news you need. All content found on this website is edited and approved by Brandan Cornett, prior to publication. Brandon has been covering the U.S. real estate market for nearly 20 years. He is an independent journalist with a knack for translating complex real estate trends and data into comprehensible stories that anyone can understand.

Dana Higginbotham: Writer / Researcher

Dana Higginbotham has worked as a journalist for more than 10 years, for a number of publications. She holds a journalism degree from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Dana has been writing about financial and real estate trends in the U.S. for the past few years, and has a knack for surfacing stories fall below the radar of other publishers.