Will Falling Mortgage Rates Spark an Existing-Home Sales Rush to Close 2023?

By Mark Fleming on December 18, 2023
In the month of October, existing-home sales hit the lowest level since 2010 as a result of the higher mortgage rate environment. Rising mortgage rates reduce affordability, all else held equal, for buyers and strengthen the rate lock-in effect for potential sellers. However, mortgage rates declined in November, igniting cautious optimism in the ... Read More

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The Blight, the Bright, and What Seems Just Right in 2024

By Mark Fleming on November 21, 2023
The surge in mortgage rates from mid-2022 through 2023 triggered a housing recession, with the most pronounced impact felt in a steep decline in sales, while prices have remained relatively stable. Specifically, existing-home sales plunged to a more than 12-year low in September of this year. Rising mortgage rates have a dual impact on the housing ... Read More

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