Current Market Data
“Historically low-interest rates, a shortage of new housing inventory and limited new construction have contributed to rising home prices nationwide.” — Don Ganguly, senior vice president of Mynd Investor Services
The decline of home mortgage interest rates is continuing to fuel homebuying demand in December, pushing the median home-sale price up 13% nationwide to $334,300, according to a new report from online broker Redfin.
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December marked the end of seven straight months of job growth.
The number of homes for sale nationwide dropped below 700,000 in December, hitting an all-time low, while home prices were up double-digits over the year prior, according to realtor.com’s Monthly Housing Trends Report.
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As the housing market heated up this summer, selling to an iBuyer became a less attractive option for many profit-minded homeowners.
“Comparing the RHPI levels in October relative to the resurgence of home buyer interest in June, affordability declined in 24 of the top 50 markets we track.”
Sales in November are still 25.8% higher year over year.
Inventory also reached its lowest point in the report’s history, down 31.8% from the same time last year and down 13.3% from October.