By: Jeffrey Roach, PhD, Chief Economist, LPL Financial & Marc Zabicki, CFA, Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research, LPL Financial
Existing home sales fell 5.9% in July, the sixth consecutive month of declines as higher interest rates weigh on housing affordability and prospective buyers. As the housing market slowed, so did prices. The median price for a single family home was $410,600, a decline of roughly $10,000 from June. However, homes do not stay on the market long. Over the last two months, homes were on the market for an average of only 14 days, three days shorter than a year ago.
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