Current Market Data

Risk of flooding influencing homebuyer decisions

The analysis found an increase in mortgage denials and in potential borrowers withdrawing mortgage applications in areas with an elevated risk of flooding.

CoreLogic: Pace of home-price increases slows for fourth month in a row in August 

Looking ahead, CoreLogic expects the year-over-year pace of home-price appreciation to slow to 3.5% by August 2023. 

American Home Shield: Average home sizes vary dramatically across the U.S.

The average median home size varies drastically across the country, according to American Home Shield’s 2022 American Home Size Index.

Mortgage payments up 15% since mid-August

Market volatility is causing more and more homebuyers to delay or cancel plans to make a purchase.

Overvalued markets increasing as mortgage rates rise

Rising mortgage rates have led to a substantial increase in the number of markets considered overvalued.

Homebuyers face most volatile mortgage rates in 35 years

Mortgage rates continue to fluctuate by nearly half a percentage point every month, leaving homebuyers facing the most volatile three-month period they’ve seen since 1987.

ATTOM: Third-quarter increases in housing costs outpace increases in income

“Homeownership remains largely unaffordable for the majority of homebuyers in the majority of markets across the country,” said Rick Sharga, executive vice president of market intelligence at ATTOM.

National home prices see first monthly drop since January 2019, S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index shows

The price index continued to climb in Atlanta, though, increasing 0.64% from June to July. Year over year, the Atlanta home price index is up 22.4% 

NAR: 2022 Member Safety Report for residential real estate

While 23% of residential Realtors claim they have feared for their safety while on the job, 98% reported that they have never been the victim of a crime while at work.

NAR: High mortgage rates bring third monthly decline in pending-home sales 

The National Association of REALTORS® expects existing-home sales to close 2022 15.2% lower compared to 2021, thanks to economic uncertainty and rising mortgage rates. 

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