seasonality Archive

June 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.14 percent this June, up compared to 3.84 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year...

June 2017 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that June’s pending home sales pace is up 1.5 percent from last month and up 0.5 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed...

June 2017 Existing-Home Sales

• NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this June fell 1.8 percent from last month but improved 0.7 percent from last year. June’s existing home sales reached the 5.52 million seasonally adjusted...

May 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.01 percent this May, up compared to 3.83 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year...

Instant Reaction: April Owners’ Gains Forecast

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index shows that U.S. prices of single-family homes continue to rise. The national index level in April reached a new high and is up 5.5 percent from a year earlier.  But what does this...