Tag Archives: Median Home Prices

Existing Home Sales October 2018 — Down 5.1% Year-Over-Year on a Seasonally Adjusted Basis, But Up 1.4% Sequentially from September

Existing home sales gained some daylight in October 2018 versus the prior month, increasing 1.4 percent to 5.22 million on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis (SAAR) according to National Association of Realtors® (NAR).  October sales, however,  were off 5.1 percent on a year-over-year comparison.    On an unadjusted basis, housing sales in the first 10 …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best Big Cities to Live In Today 2018

There is no shortage of the best places to live lists, with each yielding a differing set of winners – with the outcome dependent on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, metrics and relative weightings.   A Best Cities to Live Stewart Blog was last included in September 2018 which can be found at http://blog.stewart.com/stewart/2018/09/25/another-top-10-list-best-places-to-live-in-america-2018/ The latest …Read more

The Leaking Tire of Existing Home Sales Continues and Slows the Speed of the Market (Though Still Highly Drivable) — Down 2.09 Percent Vs a Year Ago — Median Price Up 4.2 Percent

Existing home sales dropped for the fourth month in a row, down percent 4.1 percent in September 2018 versus a year ago to 5.15 million on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis (SAAR) according to National Association of Realtors® (NAR).  Sales were down from August 3.4 percent (SAAR).  On an unadjusted basis, housing sales in the …Read more

Moving 2018: To, From and Why

More than one-out-of-every 10 Americans move annually, with an average 35.5 million relocating each year from 2010 to 2017, according to Move.org (a site for people moving either themselves or with a professional moving firm).  Just 11 percent of the U.S. population moved in 2017, the lowest percentage seen since the U.S. Census Bureau commenced …Read more

Existing Home Sales Sputter Again in August 2018: Sales Down 1.5% on a Seasonally Adjusted Basis, But Median Prices Up 4.6 Percent

Existing home sales for the second month in a row dipped 1.5  percent in August 2018 versus a year ago to 5.34 million on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis (SAAR) according to National Association of Realtors® (NAR).  Sales were flat sequentially from July (SAAR).  On an unadjusted basis, housing sales in the first eight months …Read more

How Much House $1 Buys — 1998-2008-2018

While much of the U.S. bricks and sticks retail industry is struggling, given the structural shift in shopping, not included in that disarray are stores where everything is $1.  I am also old enough to remember when my weekly allowance was $1.   A single dollar in those days, however, bought a lot more than today …Read more