Tag: Housing Prices Figures

Home prices could cool when the Fed tapers its bond-buying program. But a crisis? Unlikely

U.S. home prices have been rising at a record annual pace in recent months, fueled in part by historically cheap credit, the absence of properties...

Home price growth hits a record high — but homeowners shouldn’t celebrate just yet

The numbers: Home prices rose at the fastest rate on record in April, according to the latest edition of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price...

China Tests Out Intervening in Housing Market to Tame Prices

Chinese cities are stepping up efforts to control one of the biggest problems of the country’s post-pandemic economy: runaway housing prices. The southern city of...

The vast majority of Americans expect home prices to rise — but most people think it’s a good time to buy a home anyway

Despite skyrocketing home prices, a majority of Americans believe now is a good time to buy a home, according to a new survey from Gallup....

Home prices surge 12% in February, the biggest jump since 2006 — a $35,000 gain for median-priced homes

The number: The cost to purchase a home rose by a record amount, according to two major barometers of house prices in the U.S. The...

Is now a good time to buy — or sell — a home? Here’s what Americans need to know about the hot real-estate market

With any purchase, people want to know if they’re getting a good deal. But when it comes to buying a home in today’s market, it’s...

Existing-home sales rise slightly, despite buyers’ struggles with falling inventory

The numbers: Existing-home sales beat analyst estimates and rose in December, even as inventory dropped once again to a record low. Total existing-home sales increased 0.7%...

Mortgage rates remain below 3% — but rising home prices are threatening to push buyers out of the market

Mortgage rates are still hovering around record lows, but that isn’t making buying a home cheaper for many people any longer. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage...

Home prices kept on rising in May, but at a slower rate, Case-Shiller index shows

The numbers: Home-price appreciation maintained a steady pace in May amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a major price barometer released Tuesday. The S&P CoreLogic...