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Housing Prices Hit "Breaking Point" Leading to Collapse in Demand

• by Mike Mish Shedlock

Buyer Fatigue

Redfin notes June Home Prices Rose 5.7% Year Over Year; Smallest Increase Since December 2016. The key point is buyer fatigue.

"The affordability crisis may have reached a breaking point in Portland, San Jose and Seattle," said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. "After 75 straight months of price increases in these markets that far outpaced wage growth, homebuyers are now becoming selective about which homes to buy, and at what price. The homes that did sell in June still sold quickly, but buyers were significantly more likely to reject homes that were less desirable or aggressively priced by the seller: the percentage of listings in these markets that sold within two weeks declined in June from 61 percent to 52 percent, and the fraction of listings that dropped their price increased from 31 percent to 33 percent."

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