Buyer demand continues to be moderated by prevailing interest rates hovering around 7%. Nonetheless, there was a marginal enhancement compared to the previous week, as 142 homes were set to go pending for sale. Among these, 35 transactions pertained to new construction properties, while the remaining 107 were resales.
Supply of Homes:
The cumulative count of homes available for sale reached 1,315. Amongst these, there were 195 fully completed new-construction properties (a decrease from 207), 292 homes in the under-construction phase (an increase from 265), and 828 resales (an increase from from 816).
The overlall inventory rate stood at 2.2 months, showcasing a subtle enhancement from the preceding week’s figure of 2.3 months. Breaking the figure down, the inventory rate for new construction was 3.2 months, while for resales, it was 1.8 months.
Median Listing Price:
The median listing price of homes entering the pending status exhibits a correlated connection with the inventory rate. As the inventory rate decreases, the median listing price of pending homes tends to rise, and conversely, as the inventory rate increases, the median listing price tends to decline. A noticeable instance of this dynamic was observed as home prices rose from mid-January to mid-summer, but have since reversed trajectory.
The 30-year fixed rate marginally lowered last week settling at an average of 7.18% nationally.
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