Daryl Fairweather

Contributor|Real Estate

Daryl Fairweather is the chief economist of Redfin and author of Hate The Game: Economic Cheat Codes for Life, Love, and Work out April 2025 from The University of Chicago Press. She also sits on the academic advisory council to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Daryl received

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3,421 viewsApr 29, 2024

6 Spring 2024 Tips For Home Buyers And Sellers

Overall, the 2024 spring housing market is shaping up to be tricky. Here's how to navigate prices, mortgage rates, agent fees, and competition.

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2,528 viewsMar 11, 2024

Unfreezing Housing: What Biden’s Plan Would Mean For Affordability

Biden’s proposal to build 2 million homes is the backbone of his plan, and could go a long way when it comes to improving affordability.

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8,167 viewsMar 5, 2024

Ban Corporate Landlords: A Housing Crisis Solution Or A Distraction?

Bills recently proposed to curb corporate ownership of single-family homes seem well intentioned, but they won't solve the housing affordability crisis.

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1,851 viewsDec 13, 2023

Biden Has A Housing Problem

Despite the strong economy, Biden has not won over voters, and one obvious culprit behind the economic pessimism is the housing market.

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1,347 viewsOct 24, 2023

Ticket Scalping And Housing Vouchers: A Tale Of Limited Supply

Understanding the supply and demand dynamics of music concert tickets and housing vouchers, and how to prevent profiteering.

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451 viewsOct 2, 2023

Homebuyers Face Another Hurdle As Student Debt Payments Resume

As student debt payments resume, millennial and Gen-Z homebuyers face an additional affordability challenge. Aspiring homebuyers may delay or abandon homeownership.

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1,830 viewsSep 18, 2023

Climate Change Pushes Up Home Insurance Premiums

Homeowner’s insurance premiums increased by 21% nationally from May 2022 to May 2023 due in part to increasing risks of natural disasters.

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1,641 viewsSep 12, 2023

4 Ways To Buy Your First Home, Even As Prices Rise

Redfin's Chief Economist shares four strategies to buying your first home before prices climb further out of reach.

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5,844 viewsAug 21, 2023

Nepo-Homebuyers: 40% Of Under 30s Received Family Money For Down Payment

An eye-popping 38% of recent homebuyers under age 30 used either a cash gift from a family member or an inheritance in order to afford their down payment.

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2,845 viewsAug 9, 2023

The Moral Dilemma Of Eminent Domain

Eminent domain is a real-world example of the Trolley Problem from moral philosophy. Eminent domain allows the government to take private property for the public good.

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