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Existing Home Sales Fall to Near Two-Year Low

As rising mortgage rates and higher home prices continued to price out first-time and young 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… 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 ›

Existing Home Sales Rise in November Despite Low Inventory

Fueled by low mortgage interest rates and strong demand, existing home sales increased for a third straight month in November, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). However, supply has continued to lag due to ongoing supply-chain disruptions, keeping home price elevated and pricing out first-time and young buyers. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and… 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 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 ›

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 ›