New-Home Sales Saw Double-Digit Drops to Close Out 2018

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Sales of new homes in all four major US regions dropped in the last two months of 2018. The year-over-year trend was especially drastic in the Northeast, where new-home sales fell by 16.1 percent in December. Here’s a look at the annual drop in single-family new-home sales (seasonally adjusted) across the country in the final two months of last year: … Read More

Housing Inventory Up 5% in November—Fastest Growth in 3 Years—as Sales Decline 8%

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Prices post sub-4% growth for third consecutive month Balance of supply and demand is shifting toward homebuyers’ favor in markets like San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Portland, Oregon U.S. home-sale prices increased 3.3 percent in November compared to a year ago, to a median of $298,800. November marked the third straight month of annual home price gains under 4 … Read More

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

Redfin Housing Demand Index Unchanged For Fourth Consecutive Month in August

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The Demand Index posted its largest year-over-year decline since March 2016 The Redfin Housing Demand Index has remained roughly unchanged for the past four months, inching up 0.3 percent from July to 125.2 in August, as an increase in price drops and softening demand in previously hot markets point to an environment enabling homebuyers to be more choosy. The number … Read More