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Modest Increase in Home Listings Sparked by Mortgage Rate Decline

Modest Increase in Home Listings The recent decrease in mortgage rates has led to more homeowners listing their properties, yet the modest increase in home listings is still not enough to bring the housing market's inventory back to pre-pandemic levels. Active listings in the U.S. rose by 4.9% in December year-over-year, with a significant 9.1%…
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December 2023 Survey of Home Purchase Sentiment

In December, the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased by 2.9 points to 67.2, mainly due to a rise in consumers expecting mortgage rates to drop over the next year. A record 31% of those surveyed predict lower mortgage rates, and 17% consider it to be a good time to buy, up from…
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October 2023 Market Update Palm Beach County

The October 2023 Market Update for Palm Beach County shows an 11.4% increase in new listings, totaling 1,757, and a 12.5% rise in the months' supply of inventory to 3.6 months, compared to the previous year. The county also saw a 3.5% increase in closed sales, with 1,086 transactions and 4,224 active listings, as reported…
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2024 Real Estate Predictions

2024 Real Estate Predictions Lawrence Yun, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Chief Economist, has analyzed the U.S. residential real estate market, noting high mortgage rates, elevated home prices, and limited inventory as ongoing challenges. He projected an 18% decrease in home sales for 2023, following a previous 17% drop in 2022, largely due to…
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