Home Buyers Finally Catch a Break

Hope for Home Buyers

02 June 2022
It looks like the combination of rising mortgage rates and sky-high prices is finally dampening demand in the red-hot housing market. Does that mean home buyers will soon catch a break?
In April, single-family home sales along the coast dropped 8.5 percent from the previous year. Year-to-date, nationwide home sales were down 7.4 percent. So far that hasn’t stopped the climb in housing prices. April’s nationwide median home price was just shy of $885,000, up 4.2 percent from March and up 8.7 percent from April 2021.
The good news? Prices across the country may soon level off, and might even decline. With a record number of brand new single-family units under construction in April, a burgeoning supply should give buyers a much-needed break on price. It’s probably smart to lock in a rate before mortgages rise even higher.

Portia Green, REALTOR®

Portia’s clients all have a similar story. Most likely, you met her huddled around a tablet at the dinner table yet she feels like a friend. Her personable nature and easy going approach attract Sellers and Buyers alike, in what can be a stressful and emotionally charged event. A talented REALTOR® with 15 years experience, Portia is just as excited about real estate today as she was with her first transaction. She remains ever-committed to helping her clients find their place in the world and helping busy people navigate this crazy real estate market like a pro.

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