By the Numbers

New-home sales rebound in September as prices hit new record
New-home sales rebound in September as prices hit new record

“There simply aren’t enough homes for sale relative to the demand fueled by millennials armed with low mortgage rate-driven house-buying power.” — First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi

NAR: Existing-home sales rebound in September
NAR: Existing-home sales rebound in September

The median existing-home price for all housing types in September was $352,800, up 13.3% on an annual basis, as every region in the country registered price increases.

Which Houston zip codes are the most expensive?
Which Houston zip codes are the most expensive?

As the intense demand for homes continues to outmatch supply nationwide, buying a home is becoming an increasingly expensive feat.  The median value of a home in the U.S. is $281,370, an 11.6% increase over the last year. Meanwhile,

New-home construction cools in September
New-home construction cools in September

The decrease was driven by a 5.1% month-over-month slide in the rate of multifamily starts, while single-family construction was flat.

RE/MAX: Houston housing market takes a pause in September
RE/MAX: Houston housing market takes a pause in September

Days on market rose 7.4% from August, and months supply of inventory slid 5.6%, according to RE/MAX’s National Housing Report. 

Mortgage rates spike at the end of September
Mortgage rates spike at the end of September

Mortgage rates rose quickly last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hit 3.01%, up 0.13% from the week prior.

NAR: Pending home sales rebound in August
NAR: Pending home sales rebound in August

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.

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Home-price gains set fourth record in a row
S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Home-price gains set fourth record in a row

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. 

New-home sales rise in August
New-home sales rise in August

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.

Surge in multifamily construction drives housing starts in August
Surge in multifamily construction drives housing starts in August

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%.

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