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Existing Home Sales Down 3.4% in May

he National Association of Realtors is reporting that existing home sales were down 3.4% in May to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 5.41 million (down 8.6% year over year). Total housing inventory at the end of May was 1,160,000 units, down 4.1% from one year ago. Unsold inventory sits at a 2.6-month supply at the current sales rate with properties remaining on the market for around 16 days. The median existing-home price for all housing types in May was $407,600 (surpassing the $400k mark for the first time) and was up 14.8% from one year ago. The NAR says this marks 123 consecutive months of year-over-year increases, still the longest-running streak on record. Continue reading HERE...

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