Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in July; 3rd Look at Local Housing Markets in July; California Sales Down 9% YoY
A brief excerpt: From housing economist Tom Lawler:Based on publicly-available local realtor/MLS reports released across the country through today, I project that existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.06 million in July, down 1.0% from June’s preliminary pace and down 16.8% from last July’s seasonally adjusted pace.
Local realtor/MLS reports suggest that the median existing single-family home sales price last month was up by about 1.9% from last July.And a table of July sales.
This is a smaller YoY decline NSA than in June for these markets. Note that there were the same number of selling days each year in July 2022 and July 2023.
A key factor in the smaller YoY decline was that sales were steadily declining last year due to higher mortgage rates – and sales in July on a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) basis will likely be close to 4.06 million.
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