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Fewer buyers were looking for vacation homes in August, as the demand for second homes dropped for the third month in a row.
The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of July was 378,000, representing a supply of 6.1 months at the current sales rate.
Last year’s en-masse move to remote work has driven what Zillow has dubbed the Great Reshuffling, as homeowners working from home have paused and reevaluated where and how they live.
The increase was driven by a 21.6% month-over-month spike in the rate of new multifamily construction. Single-family housing starts, meanwhile, slid 2.8%.
September’s reading of 76 was up one point from August, despite lingering challenges with labor and the building-material supply chain, the National Association of Home Builders reported, citing the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.
Month over month, home sales were down 3.5%, and the median sale price declined 1.2% to $335,000.
Wonder where Chicago residents are headed? You might be surprised.
Illinois had the highest foreclosure rate in the nation in August 2021, according to new data from ATTOM’s U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.
Pending home sales in August rose just 9%, the slowest growth since June 2020, according to a new Redfin report.
A decline in new home listings has had little impact on the market as far as demand is concerned, according to a recent Redfin report.