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Home-Buying Demand Surges 17% from Pre-Pandemic Levels

Home-Buying Demand Surges 17% from Pre-Pandemic Levels

  • Home-buying demand is now 16.5% above pre-coronavirus levels on a seasonally adjusted basis, driven by record-low mortgage rates
  • Demand for homes is far outpacing housing inventory. 45% of homes were on the market less than two weeks for the first two weeks of May.
  • 3D and virtual homes tours are becoming increasingly more popular as tech native Millennials prefer the use of technology.


Home-Buying Demand Reaches New Peak

Home-buying demand surges and is 17% higher than it was before the pandemic, on a seasonally adjusted basis. Following the turmoil and adjustments many made to the new working environments fostered by the COVID crisis, the real estate market was active as home-buying demand surges. Accordingly, mortgage rates have stimulated the housing market, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at record lows of 3%. The combination of these factors has been a real estate market that is red hot and rife with activity. Naturally real estate markets ebb and flow with consumer demand, pricing, and interest rates. 

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