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Existing Home Sales Fall for Seven Straight Month and Prices Soften

As elevated mortgage rates and higher home prices continue to price out homebuyers and reduce affordability, existing home sales declined for seven consecutive months in August, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). All four regions saw double-digit declines for sales from a year ago. Additionally, home price appreciation slowed for the second month after reaching a record high… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Fall to Two-Year Low

As elevated mortgage rates and higher home prices weighed on housing affordability, existing home sales declined for six consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). All four regions saw double-digit decline in sales from a year ago. But home price appreciation has slowed as inventory increased. The median existing home prices in July was down $10,000 from… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Fall for the Fifth Straight Month

As rising mortgage rates and higher home prices weighed on housing affordability, existing home sales declined for five consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The trend in home price appreciation continued albeit at a slower rate as supply finally showed sign of improvement. The median existing home prices in June continued to surpass $400,000, the highest… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Slow Again While Prices Surge

As rising mortgage rates and higher home prices continued to price out homebuyers, existing home sales declined for four consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). However, the trend in home price appreciation continued as supply remained tight. The median existing home prices in May surpassed $400,000, the highest level on record since 1999. Total existing home… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Fall for Second Month While Prices Reach Record High

As rising mortgage rates and high inflation continue to price out homebuyers and reduce affordability, existing home sales dropped to the lowest level since June 2020, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). However, the trend in home price appreciation continued as supply remained tight. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 2.7% to… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Fall in February

As rising mortgage rates and home prices continued to price out homebuyers and reduce affordability, existing home sales dropped to a six-month low in February, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Furthermore, home price appreciation is expected to slow in the coming quarters as demand cools and supply improves. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Rebound Amid Record-Low Inventory and Higher Prices

Despite record-low inventory and higher prices, existing home sales jumped in January as buyers expected further rate increases and locked in current low rates, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). However, investors with all-cash offers were squeezing out first-time and young homebuyers. More supply especially at lower-end market is needed in order to improve housing affordability. Total existing… Read More ›

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 ›