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Median existing-home price tops $400,000 for first time in May 

Meanwhile, existing-home sales slid 3.4% from April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.41 million, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. 

RE/MAX: Home sales fall 8.5% year over year in May

The number of homes for sale in May rose 16.3% month over month and 2.2% year over year. Months’ supply of inventory rose to 0.9 from 0.8 in April and fell from 1 in May 2021. 

Housing starts plunge in May amid uncertain economic conditions 

New-home completions rose during the month, however, with the increased inventory representing a rare bright spot in an otherwise gloomy government report. 

The Fed hikes interest rates 0.75% — what it means for real estate

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by .75% today: the sharpest increase since 1994. How will that affect real estate?

Compass and Redfin announce layoffs

Two major real estate firms are cutting their workforces amid a cooling housing market. Compass and Redfin are laying off 10% and 8% of their current staffs, respectively.

Is the ‘lumber bubble’ finally bursting?

Lumber prices, once emblematic of widespread supply-chain woes, are finally beginning to fall. How will this affect the housing market?

Houston home prices show no signs of slowing in March S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index 

Nationally, the index posted its highest annual increase ever.

3,500 Sunbelt rental homes acquired for $1 billion  

Most of the single-family homes are in Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Oklahoma. 

Pending-home sales fall to 10-year low 

Nevertheless, home prices are expected to continue rising through the end of the year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. 

New residential sales fall in April as home prices, mortgage rates continue to climb 

The rate of new single-family home sales fell 16.6% from March’s revised number, while the median sales price jumped to $450,600 from March’s revised median house price of $435,000. 

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