June Inventory shows modest increases

Single Family Homes (SFH)
After holding steady for much of the year, SFH inventory did see a boost in June, albeit only to the levels of the last two years and still well below that in 2020:

Condo inventory saw a more modest increase and remains well below half the 2020 level:

Mortgage rates
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% . Inflation, however, has remained stubbornly high – and the labour market stubbornly strong- causing interest rates and the FRM to move up again.

And these recent articles:

Economic and mortgage commentary
Two signs Inflation is Slowing
Lies, Damned Lies and Inflation “Statistics”
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
Recession? Yes, no, maybe….
Federal Reserve tries to rewrite history
Has Inflation Peaked?
Federal Reserve in Fantasyland: Implications for Housing Market

Market Reports
Q1 2023 Market Stats
April Inventory shows little improvement
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
Essex County Town by Town Guide: 2022 Median Prices and Sales; 2023 Tax Rates

Harvard Students share their Vision for Lynn
Free Property and Mortgage Fraud alert notification for homeowners
Guide to Buying and Selling in Southwest Florida

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Andrew Oliver, M.B.E.,M.B.A.
Market Analyst | Team Harborside | teamharborside.com

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