December Real Estate Snapshot

Following two consecutive months of increases, existing-home sales dialed back at the end of 2018 and economists pointed to higher mortgage rates for most of last year as one of the main culprits. However, they’re optimistic a turnaround will be in sight for home sales in the spring season, particularly given that mortgage rates have started to decrease in recent weeks.

Total existing-home sales—which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and co-ops—dropped 6.4 percent in December compared to November. Sales are now down 10.3 percent from a year ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ existing-home sales report, released Tuesday.

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Michael Mahoney

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