NSDCC Detached-Home Sales Jan 1 to June 30:
We saw yesterday that the number of new listings has remained steady, but it seems that buyers keep getting pickier. First-half sales are down 4% year-over-year, and pricing is a little soft too.
But last year’s sales were down too, and if we consider the 2016 count to be the median in the group above, then this year’s first-half sales are 10% under that.
Yunnie is optimistic though:
Yun said consumer confidence about home buying has risen, and he expects more activity in the coming months. “The Federal Reserve may cut interest rates one more time this year, but there is no guarantee mortgage rates will fall from these already historically low points,” he said. “Job creation and a rise in inventory will nonetheless drive more buyers to enter the market.”