The National Association of Realtors® reported on Wednesday (4-27-22) their Pending Homes Sales Index (PHSI), which is based on signed real estate contracts, not actual closings, for existing single-family homes, condominiums, and co-ops. In March, the PHSI declined -1.2% from February to a reading of 103.7.
The U.S. Census Bureau today (4-27-22) announced the results of its Residential Vacancies and Homeownership statistical survey for 2022 Q1. According to the report, the national vacancy rate in Q1 was 5.8% for rental housing. The rental vacancy rate was -1.0% points lower than the rate in Q1 of 2021 (6.8%).
According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Application Survey, for the week ending April 22, 2022, the Market Composite Index (a measure of mortgage loan application) volume declined -8.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased -7.0%.
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced on Tuesday that new residential single-family home sales for March 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 763,000, according to estimates.
According to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI®) released today (4-26-22), U.S. house prices increased 2.1% month-over-month in February. House prices increased 19.4% from February 2021 to February 2022.
According to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index reported today (4-26-22), which covers all nine U.S. Census divisions, home prices experienced a 19.8% annual gain in February, following a 19.1% annual gain in January.
The Conference Board today (4-26-22) released their Consumer Confidence Index® (CCI) for April 2022. The CCI declined slightly in April after a modest increase in March. The Index (1985=100) now stands at 107.3, down from 107.6 in March.
Redfin reported today (4-25-22) that 65% of home offers written by their agents faced competition on a seasonally adjusted basis in March. That is down from a revised 66.7% in February. It also marks the first month-over-month decline since September of 2021. It also marks the first month-over-month decline since September of 2021.
Zillow Group is reporting that quickly rising mortgage rates continue to negatively impact affordability that has been brought on by record home value growth. As a result, monthly mortgage payments on a typical U.S. home are currently 19.5% higher than they were just 3-months ago and are 38% higher year-over-year.
Statistics Canada (StatsCan) reported on Friday (4-22-22) that the Canadian Industrial Produce Price Index (IPPI) rose 4.0% month-over-month in March 2022. This increase is the largest monthly change on record since the series started in 1956. Growth was mainly driven by higher prices for refined petroleum products.