Latest News

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in March; 3rd Look at Local Housing Markets in March


Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in March

A brief excerpt: This is the third look at local markets in March. I’m tracking about 40 local housing markets in the US. Some of the 40 markets are states, and some are metropolitan areas. I’ll update these tables throughout the month as additional data is released.

Closed sales in March were mostly for contracts signed in January and February. Since 30-year fixed mortgage rates were over 6% for all of January and February – compared to 4% range the previous year – closed sales were down significantly year-over-year in March. However, the impact was probably not as severe as for closed sales in December and January (rates were the highest in October and November 2022 when contracts were signed for closing in December and January).

A few prices: Median sales prices in the Charlotte region were down 0.4% year-over year (YoY), up 1.9% YoY in Des Moines, and down 10.0% YoY in Sacramento.

In March, sales in these markets were down 21.2%. In February, these same markets were down 23.4% YoY Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA).

This is a slightly smaller YoY decline NSA than in February for these markets. The March existing home sales report will show another significant YoY decline and will be the 19th consecutive month with a YoY decline in sales.

Many more local markets to come! There is much more in the article. You can subscribe at

Q1 GDP Tracking: Around 2%

Previous article

Is TheStreet Legit?

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Latest News