Looking forward, Yun predicts 2018 existing-home sales to be around 5.61 million – up from 5.51 million in 2017. The national median existing-home price is expected to increase around 4.4 percent.

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Pending home sales had been expected to rise slightly in April after declining 0.8 percent in March. Instead, the National Association of Realtors’® (NAR’s. the level of monthly sales-contract.

The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales fell 0.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million units last month. March’s sales pace was unrevised at 5.21 million units. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast existing home sales rising 2.7% to a rate of 5.35 million units in April.

This morning the final monthly report on housing for April, pending home sales, was reported by the NAR. The index was +0.4% m/m and remains down -9.2%. permits (red), new home sales (green), and.

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U.S. Pending Home Sales Fall Unexpectedly in April; The NAR’s pending home sales index dropped to a reading of 104.3, down 1.5% from the prior month. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast pending home sales would rise 0.9% last month.

The Existing-Home Sales data measures sales and prices of existing single-family homes for the nation overall, and gives breakdowns for the West, Midwest, South, and Northeast regions of the country. These figures include condos and co-ops, in addition to single-family homes.

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While the monthly figures continue to fall. 0.4% above a year ago. NAR expects 2016’s national median existing-home price to increase between 4% and 5%. In 2015 prices rose 6.8%; in 2014 it rose.

Existing-home sales in the South dropped 0.4% to an annual rate of 2.27 million, down 1.7% from a year ago. The median price in the South was $236,800, up 4.4% from a year ago. existing-home sales in the West rose 1.8% to an annual rate of 1.11 million in April, 5.9% below a year ago.

Mortgage interest rates slide in FHFA December index The number of mortgage applications decreased 12.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, while increasing 13 percent on an unadjusted basis, during the week ending December. rate in the history.

Southern existing-home sales shot up 14.9% to an annual rate of 2.39 million in February. This is down 0.4% from last year. The median price in the South rose to $219,300, increasing 2.5% from.

Rising prices and a shortage of starter homes hobbled home sales in the Twin Cities last month. During April there was a 7% decline in closings, but the median price of those sales rose to a record.

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