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NAR: Existing-home sales rebound in September
NAR: Existing-home sales rebound in September

The median existing-home price for all housing types in September was $352,800, up 13.3% on an annual basis, as every region in the country registered price increases.

New-home construction cools in September
New-home construction cools in September

The decrease was driven by a 5.1% month-over-month slide in the rate of multifamily starts, while single-family construction was flat.

RE/MAX: Boston housing market takes a pause in September 
RE/MAX: Boston housing market takes a pause in September 

The number of closed sales fell 12% month over month, while active inventory rose 5.6% to 7,362. Median sales prices dropped 4.8%, but that’s still up 7.3% from September 2020. 

September saw fewer homes sold, another increase in prices
September saw fewer homes sold, another increase in prices

Lack of inventory continues to restrict home sales as fewer homes sold in September, and closed home sales dropped.

Cape Cod real estate market remains historically strong
Cape Cod real estate market remains historically strong

Cape Cod’s housing market remained historically strong in September, despite declines from last year.

Asking prices reach an all-time high as the market cools
Asking prices reach an all-time high as the market cools

Asking prices for homes reached an all-time high in September, despite pending sales and new listings cooling.

Mortgage rates spike at the end of September
Mortgage rates spike at the end of September

Mortgage rates rose quickly last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hit 3.01%, up 0.13% from the week prior.

NAR: Pending home sales rebound in August
NAR: Pending home sales rebound in August

All four geographic regions saw increases, led by the Midwest, which clocked a 10.4% rise from July, and the South, where sales rose 8.6%. Pending transactions rose 7.2% in the West and 4.6% in the North.

How much can you save by downsizing? It depends on where you live.
How much can you save by downsizing? It depends on where you live.

Property values continue to rise and those looking to downsize can make the most of the current market highs, but how much you can save by downsizing can vary significantly depending on where you live.

ShowingTime: Home showings down in August
ShowingTime: Home showings down in August

A new report shows the market cooled in August, at least in terms of the number of prospective buyers looking at homes.

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