By the Numbers

Florida ranked one of the best states in the country for taxes

The Tax Foundation’s ​​2022 State Business Tax Climate Index ranked Florida fourth on its list. Wyoming was No. 1 and New Jersey was last.

Can $150,000 buy a home in Miami?

The data illustrates the struggle for first-time homebuyers trying to get a foot in the housing door in the country’s largest markets.

Mortgage applications rise for second week despite historically high rates 

Despite a slow start to the spring homebuying season, prospective buyers are showing some resiliency in the face of higher mortgage rates, as seen by two weeks in a row of increasing loan applications. 

Smaller markets lead the way in Q1 home-price gains; Miami sees 19.1% rise

Seventy percent of the 185 metros surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® saw double-digit price gains in the first quarter, compared to 66% in the preceding period. 

Mortgage applications fall as rates hit 13-year high 

Overall mortgage-application volume was at its lowest level since 2018, the Mortgage Bankers Association said.

Home prices climb nationally and in Miami, which ranks No. 3 for annual percentage growth

Within the 20-City Composite Home Price Index, Phoenix (32.9%), Tampa (32.6%) and Miami (29.7%) showed the biggest annual percentage growth. 

New-home sales fall again in March 

Low inventory and rising interest rates have reduced prospective homebuyer purchasing power. 

NAR data shows another dip in existing-home sales 

Rising interest rates and home prices have taken a toll on would-be homebuyers’ purchasing power, leading to increased inventory and another monthly slowdown in sales. 

Overall new-home construction rises in March despite slowdown in single-family

Single-family home starts declined compared to February, while new apartment construction was up, according to government statistics.

Builder confidence falls again as housing market faces ‘inflection point’

Builder sentiment has taken a hit from an unexpectedly sharp increase in mortgage rates and continued disruptions in the supply chain, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ monthly survey. 

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