Housing market is still hot, hot, hot!
A national measure of prices climbed 20.4% in April, down from the 20.6% gain in March, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index showed Tuesday. Craig Lazzara, a managing director at S&P Dow Jones Indices, noted that April data was showing initial, but inconsistent, signs of a deceleration in price gains.
Mortgage rates have nearly doubled since the end of 2021. The run-up in rates, combined with high prices, are squeezing potential buyers and starting to slow housing markets in some of the most popular pandemic boomtowns.
Covid monetary stimulus remains in place at inflation hits 8.6%.
Washington DC has the slowest growth in home prices at 11.9% with Chicago and Cleveland close behind. Phoenix barely beat Tampa, FL for hottest home prices with both above 30% YoY.
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