By the Numbers

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.

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. 

New-home sales post unexpected rebound in August 

Sales of new homes in the U.S. jumped 28.8% between July and August, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

Atlanta REALTORS®: Home sales drop in August, while inventory, median price rise 

New listings of homes in the Atlanta area were down on a monthly and yearly basis. 

NAR: Existing-home sales fell in August while prices rose 

The median existing-home price for all housing types in August was $389,500, a 7.7% rise from the year before. 

Housing starts surprise to the upside in August 

New-home construction posted a 12.2% month-over-month increase in August, thanks in large part to a significant jump in multifamily building.  

Builder confidence falls for ninth consecutive month 

A continuing combination of increased interest rates, supply-chain disruptions and high home prices has sapped homebuilder sentiment every month this year. 

Atlanta leads U.S. in intown apartment development 

Atlanta’s urban core saw more multifamily units delivered over the last 10 years than any city in the U.S., a StorageCafe study finds. 

30-year fixed tops 6% for first time since 2008 in latest MBA survey 

Mortgage applications declined 1.2% during the week ended Sept. 9, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. 

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