According to new data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes in December 2023 in the U.S. increased 8.0% to a 664,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate from an upwardly revised reading in November 2023.
Based on the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest commercial real estate finance (CREF) Loan Performance Survey, U.S. delinquency rates for mortgages backed by commercial properties increased during the fourth quarter of 2023.
According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales grew in November 2023, breaking a streak of five consecutive monthly declines. Among the four major U.S. regions, sales climbed in the Midwest and South but receded in the Northeast and West.
Based on the latest Zillow market report for November 2023, monthly costs for a new mortgage are falling, inventory is trending back toward normal, and price cuts are uncharacteristically common.
National property broker Redfin says there are new signs pointing to a shift toward a buyer's market in 2024, as pandemic-driven inflation takes its last gasps, mortgage rates come down and more people list their homes for sale.
Posted on October 19, 2023