Housing Inventory – signs of hope?

SFH Inventory as of August 1 increased from July 1 but still trails historic levels. See the chart and comment later in this article for more details.

Single Family Homes

There is a similar picture in Condo inventory:

Mortgage rates
After moving up earlier in the year the 30-year Fixed Rate Mortgage has dropped well below 3% again. Note how cheap 15-year mortgages are for those who can afford the extra monthly payment.

Freddie Mac

While there has been some pick-up in inventory on a monthly basis, this next chart shows how the number fluctuates on a daily basis:

It is too early to tell whether the increase in inventory is the start of a much needed trend, or a reflection of some buyers taking a break to enjoy the summer and the opportunity to travel again. And it is also too early to tell if the huge increases in the number of COVID infections will make sellers reluctant once again to allow strangers into their homes.

Read these recent articles:

Marblehead Mid-Year 2021 Market Report
Swampscott Mid-Year 2021 Market Report
Salem Mid-Year 2021 Market Report
Beverly Mid-Year 2021 Market Report
Essex County Mid-Year 2021 Market Report

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If you – or somebody you know – are considering buying or selling a home and have questions about the market and/or current home prices, please contact me on 617.834.8205 or Andrew.Oliver@SothebysRealty.com.

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