Existing home sales fell for the second straight month in March, the National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday, as buying conditions worsened from inadequate housing supply, elevated home prices and rising mortgage interest rates.
These days, is there really a spring home buying season? Especially when every month feels like buyers are knocking down every available door? Even, so, the New Residential Construction report from HUD and the Census Bureau portends what could be an even busier period for the housing market.
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes finished 2021 with the single-highest rate of increase in 34 years of data-keeping. In a separate report, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said 2021 home prices rose by 17.5 percent.