According to national property broker Redfin, nearly one-third (31.4%) of U.S. home purchases were paid for with all cash in July 2022. That's near the eight-year high reached in February and up from 27.5% a year earlier. The share of all-cash purchases jumped in early 2021 during the pandemic-driven homebuying frenzy and has remained elevated since then.
According to Freddie Mac, U.S. mortgage rates continued to rise alongside hotter-than-expected inflation numbers this week, exceeding six percent for the first time since late 2008. Although the increase in rates will continue to dampen demand and put downward pressure on home prices, inventory remains inadequate.
Based on ATTOM's August 2022 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, there were a total of 34,501 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings -- default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions -- up 14 percent from a month ago and up 118 percent from a year ago.
According to CoreLogic's newly released Wildfire Report for 2022, property owners in the Colorado Springs, CO and Santa Fe, NM metro areas run particularly high risks of property damage from wildfires.
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.
Posted on August 30, 2022