CoreLogic: Boston home-price increases lag national average in June 

by John Yellig

The pace of home-price increases in Boston lagged the national average in June but remained strong, CoreLogic reported, citing its Home Price Index 

Specifically, home prices were up 10.9% in Boston on a year-over-year basis, compared to 18.3% nationwide. Looking ahead, CoreLogic expects national year-over-year appreciation to slow to 4.3% by June 2023. 

“Signs of a broader slowdown in the housing market are evident, as home-price growth decelerated for the second consecutive month,” said Selma Hepp, interim lead of the Office of the Chief Economist at CoreLogic. “This is in line with our previous expectations and given the notable cooling of buyer demand due to higher mortgage rates and the resulting increased cost of homeownership. Nevertheless, buyers remain interested, which is keeping the market competitive — particularly for attractive homes that are properly priced.” 

Single-family homes experienced annual appreciation of 18.7%, compared to 16.6% for attached properties. 

Tampa, Florida, again posted the highest annual increase among the country’s 20 largest metro areas, at 32.6%, followed by Phoenix, at 26.1%. 

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