Existing-home sales drop in September

Existing-home sales dropped in September amid reduced home affordability, as prices continued to rise on an annual basis, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported. “Affordability has fallen to a five-year low as home price increases easily outpaced income growth,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist at NAR. “Expected rising mortgage interest rates will further lower …

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Home sales up 10.3% this past year

Despite slight monthly decline, existing-home sales up 10.3% from a year ago Existing-home sales slipped 0.6 percent from February to March as a lack of home inventory continued to constrain purchases, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) reported. At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.92 million, existing-home sales were still 10.3 percent higher than …

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