Sustained rise in mortgage rates could reduce home sales

Mortgage rates have rebounded to levels not seen since July following signals from the Federal Reserve last week that it may start cutting its purchases of long-term mortgages and Treasury bonds later this year. The Fed’s debt purchases have helped keep long-term interest rates low. But that’s not all that can scare investors off buying […]

Profitable home sales reach their highest level in 39 years

Profitability increased in 12 of the 15 capitals and the rest of the state’s markets, with the rate of sales at a loss increasing in Melbourne, Hobart and regional Tasmania, albeit from a weak base. Regional and tree-change markets posted the highest proportion of lucrative sales, with Victoria’s Ballarat regional area reaching 99.7 percent of […]

New home sales jump 1.5% in August

New residence sales increased for a fourth consecutive month in August. Sales of new single-family homes rose 1.5% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 740,000, according to the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The rate was 24.3% lower than the August 2020 reading of 977,000. Analysts […]

As home sales slow, so do prices

singebusinessimages / Getty Images / iStockphoto The hot housing market slowed in August as house prices continue to discourage buyers. Existing sales fell 2.0% last month and housing supply remains tight, down 13.4% from a year ago, according to National Association of Realtors data released Wednesday. See: 20 home renovations that will hurt the value […]

Existing home sales decline as buyers wait for better prices and more options

The Numbers: Existing Home Sales Plummeted 2% Sales of existing homes fell in August, with inventory and prices remaining a major concern for potential buyers. Existing home sales fell 2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.88 million in August, according to the National Association of Realtors. said wednesday. Compared with August 2020, home […]

Billionaire Kellner’s family weighs mortgage options

(Bloomberg) – The family of the late Czech billionaire Petr Kellner are exploring options for consumer lender Home Credit, people familiar with the matter said, nearly two years after an initial public offering in Hong Kong was dropped. Home Credit owners are in talks with advisors about options, including partnerships and selling stakes in some […]

Home Sales In Utah Slowing Down? Prices are still high

It looks like the Utah real estate market is slowing down slightly, according to the latest Salt Lake County home sales figures. But that doesn’t mean the market isn’t hot yet – only 2020, the year the pandemic shook the national housing market and spurred record home sales, especially in the West, surpasses a 2021 […]

Home sales fell for the first time in 15 months in August

The real estate market for the month of August monitoring indicators who pointed towards cooling. After the bidding wars reached a six-month low in July, home sales fell annually for the first time in 15 months, according to Redfin. Realized sales fell 6% per year in August and 1.4% per month. Meanwhile, pending sales are […]

California home sales continue to slow in July

E-mail Sign up for our free weekly newsletter According to the California Association of Realtors, the California housing market slowed for the third consecutive month in July 2021, with home sales and prices tempering from last year’s stormy market conditions, while remaining above pre-pandemic levels. Closed escrow sales of existing single-family homes in California totaled […]