By the Numbers
Days on market in the city, meanwhile, dropped to 48 days from 60 days.
Mortgage rates rose quickly last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hit 3.01%, up 0.13% from the week prior.
At the same time, the median sales price of the properties sold ticked 0.3% higher on a month-over-month basis to $340,000.
All four geographic regions saw increases, led by the Midwest, which clocked a 10.4% rise from July, and the South, where sales rose 8.6%. Pending transactions rose 7.2% in the West and 4.6% in the North.
The 10-city composite index rose 1.4% on a monthly basis and 19.1% on a yearly basis, while the 20-city composite gained 1.5% monthly and 19.9% annually.
Today’s condo environment is a far cry from the first days of the pandemic, when people were told to stay home and stay away from one another.
The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of July was 378,000, representing a supply of 6.1 months at the current sales rate.
The increase was driven by a 21.6% month-over-month spike in the rate of new multifamily construction. Single-family housing starts, meanwhile, slid 2.8%.
September’s reading of 76 was up one point from August, despite lingering challenges with labor and the building-material supply chain, the National Association of Home Builders reported, citing the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.
Month over month, home sales were down 3.5%, and the median sale price declined 1.2% to $335,000.