We had a solid 1% increase in our local index M-o-M, and it was about the same year-over-year:
San Diego Non-Seasonally-Adjusted CSI changes:
From cnbc on today’s Pending-Home-Sales increase of 2.8% nationally:
“If mortgage rates remain near recent lows, we could see prices pick back up as a result of improved affordability as well as the possibility of more limited inventory available,” said Danielle Hale, chief economist for Realtor.com.
The supply of homes for sale had been rising for much of this year but flattened in June. Some are predicting inventory will be lower again this fall. That is causing more competition in the market.
“Homes are selling at a breakneck pace, in less than a month, on average, for existing homes and three months for newly constructed homes,” said Yun. “Homeowners’ equity in real estate has doubled over the past six years to now nearly $16 trillion. But the number of potential buyers exceeds the number of homes available. We need to see sizable growth in inventory, particularly of entry-level homes, to assure wider access to homeownership.”
Regionally, the Realtors’ pending home sales index rose 2.7% in the Northeast month-to-month and was 0.9% higher than a year ago. In the Midwest, the index grew 3.3% monthly and 1.7% annually. In the South, the index increased 1.3% monthly and 1.4% annually. In the West, pending sales jumped 5.4% monthly and were 2.5% higher than a year ago.