Nearly 1/3 of Homes Bought All-Cash as Buyers Gain Upper Hand

Redfin, Seattle, reported nearly one-third (31.4%) of U.S. home purchases were paid for with all cash in July, near the eight-year high reached in February and up from 27.5% a year earlier. In a separate report, Redfin said higher interest rates have given home buyers the upper hand after several years of a “sellers’ market.”