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A recent article posted online by REALTOR® Magazine reveals that the sale of newly built single-family homes has jumped to the highest pace since 2006, which is 36% higher than a year ago (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development & U.S. Census Bureau). While all four major regions of the U.S. had increases in new-home sales, the Midwest saw the largest increase in new-home sales in July with a 59% month-over-month increase.
According to Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, “Consumers are being driven by low interest rates, a growing focus on the importance of housing, and a shift in buyers seeking homes in lower density areas. Despite these conditions, affordability challenges remain, especially as builders are dealing with building cost increases, including a dramatic rise in lumber costs in recent months.” For reference on how these increased building costs affect the overall cost of a new home, the median sales price for a new home in July was $330,600, up 7% from a year ago.
Also shared in the article, NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz discusses how new-home sales are benefiting from a suburban shift as buyers look for more affordable markets to obtain more residential space. With sales of ready-to-occupy homes down 24% and sales for new homes that have not yet started construction up 34% year-over-year, there are likely “continued gains for single-family construction ahead.”
To learn more about current housing levels or to read the full, original article posted by REALTOR® Magazine, click here.
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