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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.
The decrease was driven by a 5.1% month-over-month slide in the rate of multifamily starts, while single-family construction was flat.
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.
Lack of inventory continues to restrict home sales as fewer homes sold in September, and closed home sales dropped.
Cape Cod’s housing market remained historically strong in September, despite declines from last year.
Asking prices for homes reached an all-time high in September, despite pending sales and new listings cooling.
Mortgage rates rose quickly last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hit 3.01%, up 0.13% from the week prior.
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.
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.
A new report shows the market cooled in August, at least in terms of the number of prospective buyers looking at homes.