April 2016 Housing Round-Up: Sales Drop, Prices Keep Growing

| December 14, 2016

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The real estate market saw more volatility when the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) released data showing that existing-home sales plummeted again in February. Despite signs of stabilizing in early 2016 in the aftermath of the “Know Before You Owe” rule, home sales dipped again, dropping 7.1% from January. Existing-home sales in February are up 2.2% from their year-ago level at 5.08 million, but the massive monthly drop brought sales well below the level seen through most of 2015.U.S. Census Bureau data shows that new-home sales increased in February after a decline the prior month, putting the annual sales rate at the upper bound of the range occupied through most of 2015. New home sales followed a similar pattern in early 2015 before settling into a range near 500,000, and while monthly sales have measured above that level through 2016, it is unclear whether they will reach full escape velocity.

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