U.S. Home Prices End First Half of Year on Even Stronger Note! 

U.S. Home Prices End First Half of Year on Even Stronger Note!

“In our last release, the Radian HPI reported that home prices grew at the fastest annual rate in over a decade and a half, and that momentum has not stopped yet,” noted Steve Gaenzler, SVP of Data and Analytics.

Business Wire Reports during the ten years between 2010 – 2019, the lightest month of national listing volume (December) averaged 1.3 million listed properties while the mid-point of the year (June) averaged 1.6 million listed properties.

During the last four months listing activity has increased. While the activity during June 2021 was just over 968,000 units, more than 500,000 fewer units than the June

Across the U.S., home prices rose 11.7 percent in the second quarter, a solid increase compared to the first-quarter increase of 9.4 percent.

Demand for homes does not appear to be subsiding. June 2021 recorded the second highest number of real estate closings ever at more than 370,000 closed sales. And homes continue to close in record time. Nationally, the number of days from listing to closing dropped to 69 days, the first time the measure has been below 70 days in recorded history.

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