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Pending Home Sales Slide in April

After a large gain in March, pending home sales slightly dropped in April. 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 1.5% from 105.9 in March to 104.3 in April, and was still 2.0% below the level of one year ago, marking the… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Slightly Down in April

Following a sharp decline in March, existing home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), continued to fell in April despite lower interest rates and a strong labor market. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, declined 0.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million in April. On a year-over-year basis, sales were… Read More ›

Pending Home Sales Climbed in March

Pending home sales bounced back in March, after a minor slip in February. 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 3.8% from 101.9 in February to 105.8 in March, but was still 1.2% below the level one year ago, marking the fifteen… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Jumped in February

After three consecutive months of decline, existing home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors, rebounded strongly in February. This is the largest monthly gain since December 2015. Total Existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 11.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.51 million in February, the highest level in the past eleven… Read More ›

Pending Home Sales Bounce Back in January

After hitting to its lowest level since early 2014 last month, pending home sales rebounded in January. 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 increased 4.6% from 98.7 in December to 103.2 in January, but was still 2.3% below the level one year… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Decline Sharply in December

Total existing-home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors, decreased 6.4% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.99 million in December, after two consecutive months of increase. Compared with a year ago, sales decreased 10.3% in December, the lowest level since November 2015. Total existing home sales include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops. The first-time buyer share slightly… Read More ›

30-Year Mortgage Rate At The Highest Level In Nearly Eight Years

Information compiled by Freddie Mac shows that mortgage rates are continuing to increase after a slight slowdown in the summer months. The 30-year FRM – Commitment rate, inched up considerably by 20 basis points to 4.83 percent from 4.63 percent in September. The October increase of the 30-year FRM – Commitment rate, is the highest level since the beginning of… Read More ›

Slight Increase in Mortgage Rates in August

The Federal Housing Finance Agency reported that mortgage rates on purchases of newly built homes (MIRS) rose by three basis points over the month of August 2018 to 4.63 percent, marking the tenth consecutive monthly increase. The FHFA contract rate for newly-built homes, also inched up one basis points to 4.63 percent in August. Information compiled by Freddie Mac suggests… Read More ›

Mortgage Rates Remain Elevated

The Federal Housing Finance Agency reported that mortgage rates on purchases of newly built homes rose by seven basis points over the month of May 2018 to 4.51 percent, marking the seventh consecutive monthly increase. However, information compiled by Freddie Mac suggests that mortgage rates may have taken a breather in June. Despite the two basis points decline in mortgage… Read More ›