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Mortgage applications fall over Thanksgiving week as rates rise
Mortgage applications fall over Thanksgiving week as rates rise

“Despite higher mortgage rates, purchase applications had a strong week, mostly driven by a 6% increase in conventional loan applications.” — MBA associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting Joel Kan

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Home-price gains take a pause
S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Home-price gains take a pause

“If I had to choose only one word to describe September 2021’s housing price data, the word would be ‘deceleration. Housing prices continued to show remarkable strength in September, though the pace of price increases declined slightly.” — S&P DJI managing director Craig Lazzara.

Pending-home sales rebound in October
Pending-home sales rebound in October

“Motivated by fast-rising rents and the anticipated increase in mortgage rates, consumers that are on strong financial footing are signing contracts to purchase a home sooner rather than later.” — NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun

New-home sales flat in October as median price hits new high
New-home sales flat in October as median price hits new high

The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of September was 389,000, representing a supply of 6.3 months at the current sales rate, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported.

How was October 2021 for Realtors?
How was October 2021 for Realtors?

The new REALTORS® Confidence Index survey is here, and thousands of Realtors have weighed in to reveal the current shape of the housing market.

NAR: Existing-home sales rise again in October
NAR: Existing-home sales rise again in October

The U.S. housing market kept firing on all cylinders, as the demand for residential real estate drove prices higher for the 116th month in a row, marking the longest streak on record.

Could the Boston housing market normalize in 2022?
Could the Boston housing market normalize in 2022?

It’s been a crazy year for real estate with bidding wars, record home prices and historically low inventory, but that may all come to an end in 2022

Guaranteed Rate announces executive leadership changes
Guaranteed Rate announces executive leadership changes

Company officials say the organizational changes will support the company’s record-setting growth.

NAHB: Builder confidence continues to rise in November despite supply issues
NAHB: Builder confidence continues to rise in November despite supply issues

November’s reading of 83 was up three points from October, driven by low existing inventories and strong buyer demand, the National Association of Home Builders reported, citing the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Supply chain woes hamper housing starts in October
Supply chain woes hamper housing starts in October

Housing observers noted that demand for housing remains robust despite the lack of new supply.

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