Redfin.com home searchers looking to relocate to a new metro fell by 4.2% from a year earlier in the first quarter, compared to a 15.6% drop for those looking to move within their current metro. Those are the biggest drops in Redfin’s records, which go back through 2018.
In today’s housing market reports, Black Knight, Jacksonville, Fla., said sellers continue to back away amid rising interest rates; and Redfin, Seattle, said inventory of homes at both ends of the spectrum have become less available.
Redfin, Seattle, said its Homebuyer Demand Index ticked up last week as steadily declining rates lured some buyers back in. But many would-be buyers are waiting for lower rates and prices, with the typical home’s time on market rising at its fastest annual pace on record and supply increasing.
Pending home sales for the fourth consecutive month in September, the largest single monthly decline since onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Association of Realtors reported Friday, with all four regions reporting both month-over-month and year-over-year declines in transactions.