Can Homeowners Cope with Lower Home Prices?

With interest rates on the rise, home prices have started cooling off.[1] On the one hand, the cooling of home prices in high-priced metro areas makes a home purchase more affordable, saving households nearly $50/month on a median-priced home.[2]...

October 2018 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that October’s pending home sales pace was down 2.6 percent last month and fell 6.7 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed contract...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: October 2018 Highlights

The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey[1] gathers monthly information from REALTORS® about local real estate market conditions, characteristics of buyers and sellers, and issues affecting homeownership and real estate transactions.[2] This report presents key results about market transactions from...

With Higher Mortgage Rates, REALTORS® Expect Slightly Weaker Market Conditions Over the Next Six Months According to NAR October 2018 Survey

With interest rates on the rise, REALTORS® expect the housing market to slightly weaken over the next six months compared to current conditions, according to NAR’s  October 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. For the first time since January 2012,...

October 2018 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this October, bounced back after six straight months of declines and was up 3.4 percent from last month, but dropped 5.1 percent from last year. October’s...