Current Market Data

CoreLogic: September brings fifth consecutive monthly slowdown in home-price growth 

Looking ahead, CoreLogic expects national year-over-year appreciation to slow to 3.9% by September 2023. 

NAR: Pending-home sales drop 10.2% in September 

September is the fourth month in a row to see declining sales activity. 

Mortgage rates top 7% for first time since 2002 

A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 7.08% this week from 6.94% a week ago, Freddie Mac reported. A year ago, the average mortgage carried a 3.14% rate. 

New-home sales resume downward trajectory in September 

Mortgage rates continued to weigh on homebuyers in September, following a brief uptick in new-home sales in August.  

MBA: Mortgage applications fall as 30-year fixed hits 21-year high

At the same time, mortgage applications declined 1.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis on a week-over-week basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. 

Still deep in positive territory, home-price gains post steep declines in latest Case-Shiller 

In Seattle, home prices posted a 9.9% year-over-year gain in August, compared to a 14.5% gain in July. Month over month, prices fell 3.9%.

Home values rise above what’s affordable, nationally and in Seattle

Home values are 25% above affordability norms, the worst it’s been in years, according to a new report from Zillow.

Good news for prospective home buyers, according to RE/MAX

“After a sustained period of quick sales that kept the housing cupboard relatively bare, a supply of two months presents a lot more options for homebuyers,” said RE/MAX President and CEO Nick Bailey.

Home sales, listings take biggest hit on record

The only other time the market saw such change was at the beginning of the pandemic. 

NAR: Existing-home sales fall for eighth month in a row in September 

Month over month in September, existing-home sales slid 1.5% to 4.71 million, which is 23.8% lower than the year before. 

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