By the Numbers

NAR: Pending-home sales slide for fifth consecutive month in October 

October’s 4.6% monthly drop follows a 10.2% decline in September, the National Association of REALTORS® reported. 

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Miami housing prices lose ground

Housing prices were down in all 20 cities tracked by the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index.

New-home sales post surprise gain in October as median price hits new high 

New-home sales rose 7.5% month over month, while the median price of a new house surged to $493,000 from $455,700 in September and $427,300 a year ago, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported.   

MBA: New-home mortgage applications fall in October 

The pace of new single-family home sales, meanwhile, fell 6.1% from September to 598,000. 

NAR: Existing-home sales fall again in October as prices continue to rise 

The median existing-home price rose for the 128th month in a row, extending its record-breaking streak of increases. 

Housing starts slow in October but remain elevated 

The number of homes under construction rose during the month, as homebuilders continued to work through a large backlog of homes. 

MBA: Mortgage applications rebound on lower rates 

The largest single-week decline in conventional mortgage rates since July brought the first increase in home-loan applications since September, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. 

CoreLogic: September brings fifth consecutive monthly slowdown in home-price growth 

Looking ahead, CoreLogic expects national year-over-year appreciation to slow to 3.9% by September 2023. 

Mortgage rates top 7% for first time since 2002 

A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 7.08% this week from 6.94% a week ago, Freddie Mac reported. A year ago, the average mortgage carried a 3.14% rate. 

New-home sales resume downward trajectory in September 

Mortgage rates continued to weigh on homebuyers in September, following a brief uptick in new-home sales in August.  

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