2nd Look at Local Housing Markets in January

by Calculated Risk on 2/13/2024 11:22:00 AM

Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: 2nd Look at Local Housing Markets in January

A brief excerpt:

NOTE: The tables for active listings, new listings and closed sales all include a comparison to January 2019 for each local market (some 2019 data is not available).

This is the second look at several local markets in January. 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 January were mostly for contracts signed in November and December when 30-year mortgage rates averaged 7.44% and 6.82%, respectively.

Active Listings Existing Home SalesHere is a summary of active listings for these housing markets in January.

Inventory for these markets were up 5.5% year-over-year in December and are now up 10.9% year-over-year. A key will be if inventory builds over the next few months.

Special Note: Florida is overweighted in this early sample, and that has distorted the overall picture (since inventory is surging in Florida).

Inventory is down sharply in all of these areas compared to 2019.

Many more local markets to come!

There is much more in the article.