Current Market Data
Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in June came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of
1,598,000, down 5.1 % from the revised May rate of 1,683,000, but 23.3% above the year-ago rate of 1,296,000.
July’s reading of 80 was down one point from June, but still signaled strong demand for housing, the National Association of Home Builders said.
During the four-week period ended July 11, the average weekly share of homes for sale with a price drop passed 4% for the first time since September 2020.
Meanwhile, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted purchase index rose 8% from the previous week.
Home values on the Treasure Coast are booming. This surge is caused by new growth in the area economy including an influx of new companies plus out-of-state residents moving to the area.
The competitive homebuying market showed signs of loosening up last month as bidding wars dropped from May despite being higher than they were a year ago.
Adjectives reflecting the desire for privacy and physical isolation gained a place of prominence: “private,” “covered,” “quiet,” “separate” and “enclosed” were among the top 100 most-used description terms.
It could take Miami-area renters more than eight years to save for a down payment in today’s market.
Tampa area rents jumped 16.9% year over year in May.
Millennials were once referred to as the “renter generation” because of their preference for apartment living in urban areas over purchasing a home in the suburbs like their Baby Boomer parents.