Real estate market shows promising signs of recovery
In today’s Daily Download episode, HousingWire covers data that shows the real estate market is beginning to heat back up to pre-pandemic levels.
For some background on the story, here’s a summary of the article:
Demand for houses continues to skyrocket, according to a report from Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. Seasonally adjusted demand for houses during the week of June 1 through June 7 was 25% above pre-pandemic levels.
Kelman said that bidding wars have caused listings to move quickly, and sales prices are up 3.1% year over year. The percentage of newly listed homes to accept an offer within 14 days increased from 42% in May to 47% in June.
“Our abiding concern in May was about the number of homes for sale, but that’s improving too,” Kelman said. “After falling to 21% below last year’s level the week of May 25-31, new listings last week continued their recovery; last week’s new listings were 15% below last year’s level.”
Following the main story, HousingWire covers data from Realtor.com that indicates housing markets in tech hubs are likely to recover faster from the COVID-19 pandemic and a survey from 72Point and the National Association of Realtors that claims 47% of homeowners have considered selling their home due to the pandemic.
The Daily Download examines the most compelling articles reported from the HousingWire newsroom. Each afternoon, we provide our listeners with a deeper look into the stories that are helping Move Markets Forward. Hosted by the HW team and produced by Alcynna Lloyd.
HousingWire articles covered in this episode:
- The real estate market heats up: Housing demand is 25% above pre-pandemic levels
- Housing markets in tech hubs likely to recover faster from pandemic
- Even with mortgage assistance, 47% of homeowners have considered selling their home due to pandemic