Existing home sales were expected to play a big catch up in June after significantly disappointing in May as pending- and new-home-sales rebounded strongly from the March/April plunge during lockdowns. Existing Sales did rebound strongly - up 20.7% MoM - a record MoM rise but that was less than expectactions of a 21.4% rise and left sales down 11.3% YoY...
This pushed Existing Home Sales SAAR back up to 4.72mm...
The median existing-home price for all housing types in June was $295,300, up 3.5% from June 2019 ($285,400), as prices rose in every region. June’s national price increase marks 100 straight months of year-over-year gains.
“The sales recovery is strong, as buyers were eager to purchase homes and properties that they had been eyeing during the shutdown,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist.
“This revitalization looks to be sustainable for many months ahead as long as mortgage rates remain low and job gains continue.”
Sales for June increased in every region. Median home prices grew in each of the four major regions from one year ago.
Sales in the Northeast rose 4.3%, recording an annual rate of 490,000, a 27.9% decrease from a year ago. The median price in the Northeast was $332,900, up 3.6% from June 2019.
Midwest sales increased 11.1% to an annual rate of 1,100,000, down 13.4% from a year ago. The median price in the Midwest was $236,900, a 3.2% increase from June 2019.
South sales jumped 26.0% to...