Current Market Data

Pending-home sales return to negative territory in November

“There was less pending home sales action this time around, which I would ascribe to low housing supply, but also to buyers being hesitant about home prices,” National Association of REALTORS® chief economist Lawrence Yun said.

Median home prices reach an all-time high

“Fewer homes are selling because of a lack of supply, while demand remains strong.” — Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather

New-home sales soar 12.4% in November

The median sales price of new homes hit a new high of $416,900.

NAR: Existing-home sales post third monthly gain in a row

The median existing-home sales price for all housing types rose again on an annual basis, marking 117 consecutive months of gains.

Redfin reports 10 housing records set in 2021

The pandemic and work-from-home orders have changed where, when and why people buy homes. As a result, housing prices hit the highest median of all time in 2021, as the number of homes for sale fell to an all-time low and the demand for second homes surged, according to a new Redfin report. 

New-home construction ramps up in November as demand stays high

“November’s housing starts report signals strength for the housing market.”  — First American deputy chief economist Odeta Kushi

NAR: 2022 to bring rising interest rates and slower inflation, home-price growth

In unveiling its predictions, the National Association of Realtors also released its top 10 housing-market “hidden gems” for 2022.

Builder confidence rises again in December despite inflation fears, production bottlenecks

“While 2021 single-family starts are expected to end the year 24% higher than the pre-Covid 2019 level, we expect higher interest rates in 2022 will put a damper on housing affordability.” — NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz

Survey: Millennial homeowners most burdened by debt, homeownership costs

Millennials are at the greatest risk of becoming house-rich and cash-poor as the generation is spending the highest percentage of their monthly income on homeownership costs compared to other generations, according to a new Hometap report.

Home prices hit a record high as supply drops to a record low

Despite those challenges, there are signs the market continues to shift toward more seasonable norms.

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