A Typical Boston Homebuyer’s Monthly Housing Costs Jumped $225 Thanks to This Year’s Mortgage Rate Hikes

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Similar increases are common in many other markets, leading buyers to ask: “Should I wait and see if prices fall or buy before mortgage rates go up even more?” If you’re currently searching for a home to buy, or thinking about buying sometime soon, mortgage interest rates are probably on your mind. The rate hikes and home price growth over … Read More

Housing Inventory Crunch Finally Subsides as Supply Posts First Annual Gain in Nearly Three Years

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September Home Sales Slump, Prices Post Smallest Increase Since the Market Bottomed in 2012 U.S. home-sale prices increased just 2.1 percent in September compared to a year ago, to a median of $292,000 across the 171 metros Redfin tracks. This was the smallest increase in home prices we’ve seen since February 2012, when the median home price bottomed out at … Read More

Spring’s Fastest Markets are Slowing Down this Fall

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Seattle, San Jose and Denver—among the nation’s fastest housing markets—are seeing a dramatic slowdown, with as little as one in three homes going under contract within 14 days, down from two in three earlier this year. As the housing market heated up this spring there were fourteen metro areas around the country (see chart below) where half or more of … Read More

Homes Sold Faster Than Ever in April; Prices Rose 7.6%

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  The national median home sale price increased 7.6 percent in April from a year ago, to a median of $302,200. This is the first time the national median home price has surpassed the $300,000 mark across the 174 markets that Redfin tracks. While April posted solid growth in home sales, up 5.2 percent from last year, home sales from … Read More

March Home Prices Up 8.9%, the Biggest Increase in Four Years

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The median home sale price increased 8.9 percent in March from a year ago, the highest price growth in four years. The median home sale price in March was $297,000 in the 174 markets that Redfin tracks. The lack of homes for sale, down 11.9 percent year over year, continued to constrain sales, which declined 3.7 percent. The number of … Read More

The State of the Union: What Role Does Housing Play?

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The U.S. enjoyed the strongest housing market in a decade last year. But in a speech full of economic accolades, President Trump missed an opportunity for a pat on the back. Housing was not mentioned once in his first State of the Union address. Here are three ways housing helped the economy last year: 1. Unprecedented wealth for homeowners Homeowners … Read More