How will declining home prices affect current homeowners and how does the current decline in home prices in some areas compare with the home equity gains?
Among sales that closed in October 2018, 72 percent had contract contingencies. The most common contingencies pertained to home inspection (58 percent), obtaining financing (43 percent), and getting an acceptable appraisal (40 percent).
The sharpest expected weakening is in the detached single-family homes market which accounts for about 80 percent of closed sales.
Based on data from the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, multi-generation homes are becoming more common and the importance of living close to friends and family.
Can Arlington County, VA, and Long Island City, NY, accommodate the influx that will be created by Amazon's new headquarters?
In the last 12 months, most of LinkedIn members who lived in the 20 largest metropolitan areas moved from a more affordable place to a less affordable place.
Properties sold most quickly in South Dakota (20 days), Idaho (21), Washington (21 days), Rhode Island (21 days), Indianapolis (22 days), Kansas (23), Massachusetts (23), Ohio (23), Utah (23), Colorado (24), Nevada (24), Nebraska (24), Maine (24), and Michigan (24).
Mortgage rates rose to 4.77% this September, up 14.9% compared to 4.15% a year ago.
Prices continued to rise, with 93% of the markets showing home price appreciation.
The median expected price change in the next 12 months nationally is about two percent.
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