Even though the housing market was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is rebounding at record speeds. According to the latest National Association of Realtors (NAR) Existing Home Sales Report, June marked a record-setting rebound in home sales. NAR reported a 20.7% jump in home sales from May to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.72 million in June.
“Existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June, showing strong signs of a market turnaround after three straight months of sales declines caused by the ongoing pandemic…Each of the four major regions achieved month-over-month growth,” reports the National Association of Realtors.
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for NAR says this is a major boost for the housing market and the U.S. economy as a whole. He goes on to explain the sales recovery is strong because buyers are back in the market purchasing the properties they have been eyeing during the country’s shut-down.
The low mortgage rates and increase job gains will keep this revitalization going for many months ahead. Mortgage rates are at an all-time low at under 3% for the first time. Everyone wants to take advantage of the rates while they are so low. Low inventory and a massive amount of buyers have increased home prices because of bidding wars. In June the median existing-home price for all types of housing was $295,300 which was up 3.5% from this time last year. This marks the 100 straight months of year-over-year gains.
The housing industry is leading the economy to recovery. This is the right time to purchase a home and a Realtor can take you step by step through the home buying process.
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