Home Prices Have Risen Nationwide

Home Prices Have Risen Nationwide

A recent report concluded by the NAR (National Association of Realtors) shows the recent housing market rally has reached virtually all corners of the country. According to NAR 89 percent of metro areas have had double digit gains across the U.S., and median price has reached a new record for single-family sales.    

Benefits For Home Sellers    

According to Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, the significant increase in prices throughout the country shows a large demand and shortage of housing supply.

Even though home sellers are benefiting from the increases in prices, some buyers are facing a lot of challenges. The average cost of mortgage payment has increased up to $1,067 in the first quarter from $995 just over a year ago. 

The Impact Of the Sudden Price Increase On Home Buyers 

The sudden increase in prices have left people concerned about affordability, especially for first time home buyers. With the shortage of inventory already being a problem in the marketplace, and the increase of prices, many families are left priced out thoroughly.   

The 11 Metro Areas With The Highest Price Increase 

The areas with the highest price increase in the first quarter of this year have median sales prices ranging from $100,000 to $600,000. Based on NAR research, the cities that have been affected the most are: 

Kingston, N.Y up 35.5% annually; $303,100

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut 34.3%; $580,400

Atlantic City Hammonton, New Jersey 34%; $277,200

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts 33.1%; $567,600

Boise City-Nampa, Idaho 32.8%; $422,600

Sherman-Denison, Texas 29.8%; $234,800

Elmira, N.Y 29.1%; $126,900

Auston-Round Rock, Texas 28.2%; $437,900

Youngstown Warren-Boardman, Ohio  27.7%; $119,500

Decatur, Illinois  27.5%; $102,400 

Glens Falls, N.Y. 27.5%; $214,600

This shocking increase in prices has left a lot of families wondering as to what’s in store for the marketplace. 

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