Tag Archive for ‘mortgage rates’

Existing Home Sales Continue Upward Trend

Fueled by record-low mortgage rates and strong demand, existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), rose for a fifth consecutive month in October and reached its highest level in almost 15 years. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 4.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.85 million in… Read More ›

Pending Home Sales Retreat in September

After reaching a record high last month, pending home sales cooled in September, ending four straight months of gains. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts. The PHSI fell 2.2% from 132.9 in August to 130.0 in September, the second highest level on record. However,… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Surge Despite Record-Low Supply

Boosted by historically low mortgage rates, existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), rose for a fourth consecutive month in September and reached its highest level in more than 14 ½ years. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 9.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.54 million in… Read More ›

Pending Home Sales Reach Record High in August

As record-low mortgage rates continue to fuel housing demand, pending home sales increased for a fourth straight month in August. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts. The PHSI rose 8.8% from 122.1 in July to 132.8 in August, the highest level on record. On… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Reach 14-year High in August

As the housing market continued its rebound from the pandemic, existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), reached its highest level in nearly 14 years in August. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 2.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.00 million in August, the highest level since… Read More ›

Pending Home Sales Up 5.9% in July

As record-low mortgage rates continue to fuel housing demand, pending home sales increased for a third straight month in July. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts. The PHSI rose 5.9% from 115.3 in June to 122.1 in July. On a year-over-year basis, sales were… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Continue Record Rebound in July

Boosted by historically low mortgage rates, existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), posted another record increase in July and surpassed pre-pandemic levels. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, soared 24.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.86 million in July, the largest monthly gain on record and the… Read More ›

Pending Home Sales Edge Up in June

After the biggest monthly gain on record last month , pending home sales surged back to pre-pandemic levels, as homebuyers rushed back to the market, taking advantage of record-low mortgage rates. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts. The PHSI climbed 16.6% from 99.6 in… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Post Record Rebound in June

Boosted by historically low mortgage rates, existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), rebounded sharply in June, showing a strong sign of a market turnaround after three months of decline. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, jumped 20.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.72 million in June, the… Read More ›

Adjustable-rate Mortgage Activity Increases

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Weekly Application shows an uptick in applications for the week ending July 17, 2020. The Market Composite Index increased by 4.1% from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis. Refinancing activity showed continued fervor, increasing by 5.3% from the previous week, while purchasing activity increased moderately by 1.8%. The MBA’s 30-year fixed-rate mortgage… Read More ›