Current Market Data

ATTOM: Nearly half of all US properties considered equity-rich

Forty-eight percent of mortgaged homes were equity rich in the fourth quarter of last year.

MBA: Mortgage applications jump on lower rates 

The 30-year fixed rate fell for the fifth week in a row, giving a lift to lending activity, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. 

Multigenerational homebuying nears all-time high

Multigenerational homes are defined by NAR as homes where families live under the same roof with grandparents, adult children or other extended family members.

Decreasing mortgage rates mean buyers and sellers are returning to the market

Homebuyers can now afford $400,000 homes with $2,500 monthly budgets for the first time in four months, according to a new report from Redfin.

Redfin: Housing market has started to recover

Homebuyers are returning, but sellers still aren’t filling the need as inventory remains low.

Home sales improve as more buyers return to the market

Homebuyer demand is rising, as mortgage applications rose 28% since November, and more prospective buyers are scheduling home tours.

New-home sales rise in December 

The median sales price of a new home was down on a monthly basis but up on an annual one. 

Massachusetts home sales post steep decline in 2022

The Warren Group found Bay State residential real estate sales posted another month of declines in December. 

NAR: Existing-home sales dip 1.5% in December 

House prices, however, continued to rise, marking the 130th consecutive month for price gains, the longest streak on record, the National Association of REALTORS® said.   

Home prices increase as falling mortgage rates attract buyers

More buyers have entered the market in the past four weeks as mortgage rates fell.

Single-family starts, builder confidence rise 

The increase in builder confidence breaks a string of 12 straight monthly declines in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. 

Massachusetts housing market shows signs of recovery

Lack of inventory is slowing market activity, despite signs of change

Pending home sales drop to lowest level in seven years

Redfin attributes the drop to the record high mortgage rates, recession concerns, record low inventory, extreme winter weather and the holiday slowdown. 

Buyer concessions make a comeback in the fourth quarter

Boston had the second-lowest share of concessions.

CoreLogic: Annual home-price growth rate slows to 2-year low 

Geographically, the largest home-price increases took place in the Southeast, led by Florida (18%), South Carolina (13.9%) and Georgia (13.6%), CoreLogic reported, citing its November Home Price Insights report.    

Boston home prices fall for first time since 2015

Homes linger on market longer as buyers take their time

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