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U.S. Metro Areas in Q2, 91% Uptick in Home Prices

In the metropolitan area, the price of homes has successively risen across the biggest markets in the United States, reaching up to 91% of them to have recorded an increase, giving us a median of $279,600.

“New-home construction is greatly needed; however, home construction fell in the first half of the year, [which] leads to continuing tight inventory conditions, especially at more affordable price point.Home prices are mildly reaccelerating as a result," commented Lawrence Yun, the chief economist at the National Association of  REALTORS®.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is great for sellers who may have been waiting for the right time to sell their home, and aren't sure when they will get the best bang for their buck. As for buyers, they shouldn't let these high prices scare them away just yet. The exceptionally low mortgage rates will help with housing affordability.