House Gross sales Submit A Uncommon Decline For Might As Mortgage Charges Rise

House costs rose 1.5% month over month in Might, their smallest enhance of any Might in Redfin’s information, which return to 2012, based on a brand new report from Redfin, a technology-powered actual property brokerage.

The housing market cooled significantly as mortgage charges climbed to their highest ranges since 2009. Seasonally-adjusted dwelling gross sales fell 3% month over month, their solely Might decline on file exterior of 2020, when the beginning of the pandemic despatched shock waves by way of the housing market.

Regardless of this decline in demand, the stock of houses on the market nonetheless fell from a yr earlier. Because the market stays tight and new listings additionally decline, Might noticed the smallest drop in lively listings since November 2019.

“The sudden and dramatic surge in mortgage charges has been a shock to the system for housing,” stated Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather. “With inflation nonetheless at 40-year highs, mortgage charges are more likely to keep elevated for some time, so the market must regulate to this new actuality.”

She added, “The excellent news is that low-cost debt is now not fueling unsustainable dwelling value progress, and current householders are in a great place, holding file excessive dwelling fairness with debt financed at file low mortgage charges. House consumers, nonetheless, are dealing with mortgage charges close to 6%, which implies the housing market slowdown will seemingly proceed into the autumn. However one silver lining is that dwelling consumers are dealing with much less competitors for the primary time in two years.”


  • Indianapolis was the quickest market, with half of all houses pending sale in simply 4 days, the identical as a yr earlier. Denver; Omaha, Nebraska; Oklahoma Metropolis and Portland, Oregon had been the subsequent quickest markets, with 5 median days on market.
  • In San Jose, California, 84.5% of houses bought above record value, greater than some other metro Redfin analyzed. Subsequent got here 83.6% in Oakland; 79.3% in Worcester, Massachusetts; 76.3% in San Francisco; and 76% in Rochester, New York.


  • North Port, Florida had the nation’s highest value progress, rising 30.5% since final yr to $475,000. Tampa got here subsequent at 28.1%, adopted by Las Vegas (26.8%), Knoxville, Tennessee (25.9%), and Orlando, Florida (25.8%).
  • No metros noticed value declines in Might.

Gross sales

  • Honolulu led the nation in year-over-year gross sales progress, up 5%, adopted by Denver, up 4%. El Paso, Texas rounded out the highest three, with gross sales up 3.7%.
  • West Palm Seaside, Florida noticed the biggest decline in gross sales since final yr, falling 25.5%. Subsequent got here Lake County, Illinois (-22.9%) and Anaheim, California (-22.4%).


  • Elgin, Illinois had the very best enhance within the variety of houses on the market, up 35% yr over yr, adopted by Chicago (18.9%) and Austin, Texas (15.6%).
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania had the biggest lower in total lively listings, falling 46.3% since final Might. It was adopted by Greensboro, North Carolina (-35.2%), Bridgeport, Connecticut (-31.6%) and Hartford (-29.3%).

Redfin Estimate

  • Miami (48.4%) had the biggest share of houses predicted to promote for beneath record value, based on Redfin Estimate information, adopted by Baton Rouge, Louisiana (40.6%) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (40.0%).
  • Sacramento (90.8%) had the biggest share of houses predicted to promote at or above record value, adopted by Oakland (90.1%) and Worcester, Massachusetts (89.6%).

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