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Pending Home Sales in America Fall 8.6 Percent in June

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales decreased in June 2022, following a slight increase in May 2022. All four major regions posted month-over-month and year-over-year pullbacks, the largest of which occurred in the West.

Mortgage Application Payments Hold Steady in June, Despite Higher Rates

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Purchase Applications Payment Index, U.S. homebuyer affordability was mostly unchanged in June 2022, with the national median payment applied for by applicants down slightly to $1,893 from $1,897 in May 2022.

U.S. New Home Sales Dive 27 Percent Year-Over-Year in April

According to the National Association of Home Builders, in a further sign of a housing slowdown, new home sales posted a double-digit percentage decline in April 2022, falling to their weakest pace in two years, as rising mortgage interest rates and worsening affordability conditions continue to take a toll on the housing market.

NAR Economist Predicts Uncertainty for the U.S. Housing Market in Coming Months

This week the National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun sounded the alarm bells as he explained there are significant questions regarding the U.S. housing market's direction over the coming months of 2022.

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