No signs of improvement in Housing Inventory
Single Family Homes (SFH)
SFH inventory did not have the usual early summer bump this year and is now running 25% below last year’s level:
Condo inventory is even more depressed and is now 45% lower thn it was in 2021:
As inflation soared well beyond the Fed’s preferred 2%, interest rates climbed in 2022, driving mortgage rates to a multi-year high.
As inflation appeared to slow in early 2023, coupled with the failure of some large banks, the yield on 10T dropped, leading to a drop in the FRM of 1% . While inflation has slowed somewhat this year, the Federal Reserve has continued to hike rates as the economy remains resilient.
And these recent articles:
2 of Every 25 U.S. Homes Worth at Least $1M
Housing Inventory Drops; Mortgage Rates Rise
Marblehead Mid-year 2023 Market Stats
Swampscott Mid-year 2023 Market Stats
Salem Mid-year 2023 Market Stats
Economic and mortgage commentary
Two signs Inflation is Slowing
Federal Reserve increase rates; Mortgage Rates drop
What drives Mortgage rates in one chart
How Marblehead’s 2023 Property Tax Rate is Calculated
Essex County 2023 Property Tax Rates: Town by Town guide
Why Mortgage Rates Will Fall
Bidding Wars return to North Shore
Q1 2023 Market Stats
Marblehead 2022 Housing Market Review
Swampscott 2022 Housing Market Review
Beverly 2022 Housing Market Review
Salem 2022 Housing Market Review
Essex County 2022 Housing Market Review
July Inventory shows Sharp Drop
Essex County Town by Town Guide: 2022 Median Prices and Sales; 2023 Tax Rates
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