Current Market Data
Homes stayed on the market for 18 days less than they did last year, at an average of 31 days.
Nationwide, the seasonally adjusted housing index rose 1.1% month over month in February and 12% year over year, up from monthly and yearly increases of 0.8% and 11.2% in January, respectively.
The boost in inventory shows signs of seasonal norms as supply starts to catch up with demand.
The median sales price fell in March to $330,800 from $345,900 in February and rose relative to March 2020, when the median price was $328,200.
As the economy slowly recovers from the early days of the pandemic, the share of loans in forbearance dropped for the seventh consecutive week, signifying a 40-basis-point decrease in the last two weeks.
Rent rates nationwide have been decreasing since the onset of the pandemic, but new data shows that in some cities, this could be changing in the near future.
Inventory of existing and new single-family homes for sale is at its lowest since 1982, according to recent data from the National Association of Realtors.
Atlanta’s supply of homes for sale in March was 7,426 units, representing a 55.8% drop from a year earlier.
Since 2016, millenials have comprised the largest share of home-purchase mortgage applications, rising even higher in 2020, when they made up more than half of overall applications, according to a recent CoreLogic report.
Nationally, home sales were brisk, with an average of 38 days on market, just two more than the record 36 days set in November 2020.