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The amount of money a homebuyer puts down to purchase a home hit a historic high at the end of 2023, but that sum is finally falling. A new report from Realtor.com® shows that the median down payment homebuyers laid on the closing table in the first three months of 2024 was an average of 13.6%—which translates […]

Down Payments Fall From Historical Peak

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A new report has revealed just how reluctant homeowners are to sell due to the attractiveness of their current mortgage rates.  The April ICE Mortgage Monitor report found that, on average, a homeowner’s payment would more than double if they traded up to a home just 25% more expensive. “After American mortgage holders secured some […]

Homeowners still reluctant to sell due to attractive low rates, keeping inventory tight and prices high

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Sales of existing homes slid 1% from November to December, though sales are expected to move higher this year. Existing Home Sales fell 1% from November to December to a 3.78-million-unit annualized pace, coming in below estimates of an unchanged reading per the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Sales were also 6.2% lower than they were […]

December 2023 Existing Home Sales – Likely the Bottom as Mortgage Rates Decline and Sellers Enter the Market

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