By the Numbers

Builder confidence falls again as housing market faces ‘inflection point’

Builder sentiment has taken a hit from an unexpectedly sharp increase in mortgage rates and continued disruptions in the supply chain, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ monthly survey. 

Investor homebuying stalled dramatically in Q4 2021: a CoreLogic analysis

Investor activity showed early signs of slowing during Q4 of 2021, down from the historic highs seen in the second and third quarter, CoreLogic’s latest analysis reveals.

How much space does $1,500 get you in Boston?

Our expectations and desires have shifted, with renters searching for more space — often at a higher price tag. And, according to a new study from RentCafe, that’s especially tough in Boston.

Mortgage applications continue falling in latest weekly survey 

The decrease comes as interest rates continue to climb, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. 

Pending-home sales down for fourth month in a row 

“Buyer demand is still intense, but it’s as simple as ‘one cannot buy what is not for sale.” — National Association of REALTORS® chief economist Lawrence Yun  

New-home sales fall again in February 

Affordability and supply-chain issues continued to weigh on the sales of new single-family residences.

NAR Generational Trends Report shows millennials make up 43% of homebuyers

What does the current generation of homebuyers and sellers look like? How old are they and how are they doing business? NAR has answers.

Existing-home sales swing back to negative territory in February 

The median existing-home price for all housing types in February was $357,300, up 15% from a year before, as median prices rose in each region.    

New-home construction picks up in February  

“More groundbreaking is welcome news for a supply-starved housing market.” — First American deputy chief economist Odeta Kushi 

Builder confidence falls on supply-chain issues, construction costs 

The measurement of six-month sales expectations among homebuilders took an especially negative turn in March, according to the National Association of Home Builders. 

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