Redfin, Seattle, said new home sales rose by 8.8% year over year in the fourth quarter, the biggest gain in more than two years and the third consecutive quarter of increases, driving continued depletion of inventory in the market.
Redfin, Seattle, said U.S. home-sale prices increased by 6.9% year over year in December to a median of $312,500. In a separate report, RE/MAX, Denver, said December posted a record finish to the year and decade
Redfin, Seattle, reported just 9% of offers written by its agents on behalf of their home buying customers faced a bidding war nationwide in December, down from 12% a year earlier and setting another new 10-year low.
Zillow, Seattle, said despite slowing home price growth, home buyers are still feeling the pinch because of low housing inventories and rising rents. In a separate report, Redfin, Seattle, said home price value continued to accelerate, reaching their highest levels since July 2018.