Current Market Data

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 Atlanta, home prices posted a 20.1% year-over-year gain in August, compared to a 22.8% gain in July. Month over month, prices fell 0.4%.

Home values rise 25% above what’s affordable

Atlanta’s home values have also risen well above affordability norms.

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 second-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. 

Housing starts miss expectations in September 

New home construction missed analyst estimates in September, falling 8.1% month over month to an annual rate 1,439,000 homes, according to government statistics. 

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