Home Sales Rose In September - Thank Lower Rates

Livermore, CA - Pleasanton, CA

  • Home sales nationally increased 7% to a YTD rate of 6.29 million units in September, according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • The N.A.R.'s chief economist pointed to a drop in mortgage rates in August for the September gains.
  • First time home buyers made up 28% of sales which is the lowest since July 2015.

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Nationally, sales of previously owned homes increased 7% in September with the low rates of August helping the September pop.

Surprisingly, sales in September 2021 were 2.3% lower than September 2020 and just 28% of home sales were from first time buyers. The total number of homes for sale at the end of September was 1.27 million units, down 13% from a year ago. This represents a 2.4 month supply.

Low supply has continued to push home prices with the median price of an existing home sold in September at $352,800. This is 13% higher than September 2020!

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