The National Association of Home Builders reported this past week that rising U.S. mortgage rates reaching 7% along with declining builder sentiment stemming from stubbornly high construction costs and weakening consumer demand pushed new-home sales down at a double-digit rate in September 2022.
Based on new data by the California Association of Realtors, closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 313,540 in August 2022.
According to the California Association of Realtors, housing demand in California cooled further in July 2022, as the effects of rising interest rates and high home prices hit would-be homebuyers, dragging home sales below the annualized 300,000 benchmark level for the first time since May 2020.
Based on a new report from Redfin, nationwide, 57.8% of home offers written by Redfin agents faced competition on a seasonally adjusted basis in May, the lowest level since February 2021.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 27, 2022, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.3 percent from one week earlier.
Posted on February 18, 2021