Google Searches and What They Mean
Searches for mortgage calculators are way off their March high. "There have been twice as many searches in mid-March for online mortgage tools than we're seeing now," notes Brindle. "A similar trend was reflected in searches for 'MLS'. In September, it was 36 per cent less frequent than what we saw in the spring." This reflects a general seasonal trend, however, it's worth pointing out there was a recent surge in MLS searches in mid-October.
What does this mean for you?
MLS-related searches tend to peak on Sundays and are at their lowest on Fridays. Searches for 'housing bubble' are 82 per cent less frequent than they were in May of this year.