By the Numbers

Pending-home sales fall to 10-year low 

Nevertheless, home prices are expected to continue rising through the end of the year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. 

New residential sales fall in April as home prices, mortgage rates continue to climb 

The rate of new single-family home sales fell 16.6% from March’s revised number, while the median sales price jumped to $450,600 from March’s revised median house price of $435,000. 

“Unusual” market in April as home sales slow, but listed homes still sell quickly and at high prices

The inventory of unsold homes increased in April, while the median existing-home sales price rose, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

Single-family home construction slows for second month in a row as apartment starts jump 

“Builders are responding to higher mortgage rates and are chasing rising rents, with fewer homebuyers and more renters being forced to renew their leases.” — NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun 

NAHB: Builder confidence plunges in May on affordability concerns 

The release of the monthly survey from the National Association of Home Builders comes as the Biden Administration unveiled a housing-supply action plan that aims to boost the supply of affordable apartments and new homes. 

CAR report: Inventory remains scarce across Chicago

Although new listings increased slightly during the last week of April, overall detached housing inventory was down across the city last month.

Mortgage applications rise for second week despite historically high rates 

Despite a slow start to the spring homebuying season, prospective buyers are showing some resiliency in the face of higher mortgage rates, as seen by two weeks in a row of increasing loan applications. 

Smaller markets lead the way in Q1 home-price gains; Chicago sees 7.2% rise 

Seventy percent of the 185 metros surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® saw double-digit price gains in the first quarter, compared to 66% in the preceding period. 

Mortgage applications fall as rates hit 13-year high 

Overall mortgage-application volume was at its lowest level since 2018, the Mortgage Bankers Association said.

Home prices climb nationally and in Chicago, which ranked No. 17 for annual percentage growth

Home prices nationwide continued to climb higher in February compared to 12 months ago, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices.

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