US Housing Market Weekly Digest

US Homeowners gain 620B+ in equity in Q2, home sales surge to best levels in 14 years and more…

Market Update – Week of September 14

Existing-home sales jumped in August to the fastest pace in over a decade

According to the article appeared on Market Watch on Sept. 22, “Buyer demand remains strong thanks to record-low mortgage rates, but the tight inventory of homes for sale is posing challenges”. And “Total existing-home sales rose 2.4% from July to a seasonally-adjusted, annual rate of 6 million, the National Association of Realtors reported Tuesday. It was the fastest pace of home sales recorded since December 2006. Compared with a year ago, home sales were up 10.5%.”

Existing-home sales jumped in August to the fastest pace in over a decade — alongside rising prices and improving foot traffic

Homeowners gain over $620 billion in equity in Q2

From Housewire, according to CoreLogic’s new report, US homeowners with mortgages witnessed a 6.6% year-over-year increase in their equity in the second quarter of 2020. It is a cumulative gain of $620 billion for the nation and an average $9,800 hike in equity per homeowner. 

Homeowners gain over $620 billion in equity in second quarter

Housing market stays hot into fall with mortgage applications up 6.8%

According to Housewire, Mortgage Bankers Association reported “despite mortgage rates rising slightly from a previous all-time low, mortgage applications gained 6.8% last week”.

Refinancing gained “9% last week and jumping 86% higher than the same week one year ago” and “reached a nearly two thirds share of mortgage activity last week, increasing to 64.3% of total applications from 62.8% the week prior”.

Housing market stays hot into fall with mortgage applications up 6.8%


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