Tag Archive for ‘inventory’

Pending and Existing Home Sales Jump in October

Despite low inventory and increasing affordability concerns, both pending home sales and existing home sales jumped in October, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Though the market remains strong and sales is on pace for its strongest sales in 15 years, higher home prices continue to price out first-time and young buyers. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Surge in September while First-time Buyers are Priced Out

As inventory improved in recent months, existing home sales surged to 8-month high in September, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Though housing demand remains strong as buyers want to take advantage of low mortgage rates before rates rise further, higher home prices are pricing out first-time and young buyers. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes,… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Fall in August

As tight inventory continued to push up prices, existing home sales fell in August but remain above pre-pandemic levels, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Though the median existing home prices has increased 34% since January 2020, housing demand remains strong thanks to low mortgage rates and buyers are waiting for more inventory. Total existing home sales, including… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Rise in July as Inventory Improves

After four months of declines, existing home sales increased for the second consecutive month in July as housing inventory continued to improve, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Though the median existing home price in July remained elevated, home prices may level off if inventory gradually increases in the coming months. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes,… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Stabilizing in June

After four months of declines, existing home sales stabilized in June as housing inventory modestly improved, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). However, the median existing home price in June remained elevated and was the second-highest on record. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 1.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of… Read More ›

Slight Rebound for Mortgage Demand

Over the last month, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) tracked 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate was showing a greater constancy than the volatility it had displayed in the prior months, staying between 3.10 percent and 3.20 percent, and dropped in the latest week, falling to 3.09 percent.  Similarly, the MBA’s Market Composite Index sharply rebounded last week by 16 percent from lower activity levels for most of the month. The rebound, as the MBA cites, may have… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Fall Again Amid Soaring Home Prices

As low inventory continues to push home prices higher and squeeze out some buyers, existing home sales dropped to a eleven-month low in May, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The median existing home price in May surged to an all-time high; the largest annual pace on record. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Fall for the Third Straight Month

After reaching a record high in October, existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), dropped to a ten-month low in April, as tight inventory continues to limit sales and fuel home price growth. The median existing home price in April surged to an all-time high and was the largest annual pace on record. Total existing… Read More ›

Pending Home Sales Dip Again in January

After reaching a record high in August, pending home sales slid for the fifth consecutive month, as surging home prices and low inventory constrain buyers. 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 2.8% from 126.4 in December to 122.8 in January, a… Read More ›