Pending Home Sales Rise Less Than Expected as Inventory Remains Ultra Tight; Rates Recover After Bumpy Start; Digital Lending Speeds Things Up

While the degree to which is happened was somewhat disappointing, pending home sales did snap out of a two-month slump in March . The National Association of Realtors’® (NAR’s) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) rose 1.9 percent to 111.3 in March and is now up 23.3 percent compared to March 2020. However, NAR points out […]

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South Carolina Real Estate in February: Sales Up 13% YoY, Inventory Down 46% YoY

Note: I’m posting data for many local markets around the U.S. The story is the same everywhere … inventory is at record lows. From the South Carolina Realtors for the entire state: Closed sales in February 2021 were 7,127, up 13.4% from 6,284 in February 2020. Active Listings in February 2021 were 14,253, down 46.3% […]

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Existing Sales Rise, But Inventory is a Drag; Rates Surging, How Bad Could it Get?

There’s no precedent for the winning streak enjoyed by mortgage rates in the 2nd half of 2020. We’ve never seen so many new record lows in the same year, and we never spent as much time at those lows (not even close). All of the above makes it easy to get lulled into a false […]

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