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Pending Home Sales Surge, But Closed Sales Lag Behind

In November, new listings jumped to their highest level since October 2022, while home prices also posted its biggest increase since the same time last year. Pending home sales also continued to rise, but many home purchases fell through at a record rate as some homebuyers got cold feet, according to a new Redfin report.

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Examining Discrimination, Financial Barriers in the Homebuying Process

Nearly one in six prospective homebuyers across different races and ethnicities reported facing some form of discrimination during the homebuying process, according to the National Association of Realtors. Others cited their primary reasons for stalling their home purchase as waiting for mortgage rates and home prices to decline, alongside a lack of available homes within their budget.

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Many Homeowners, Renters Moved in 2019 or Later

Metros where large shares of homeowners have recently moved are more likely to experience significantly higher home price appreciation, according to a new study from LendingTree, while renters are three times more likely to relocate than those who own their homes.

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Is Homeownership the Key to Building Wealth?

While homebuyers nationwide continue to struggle with the inflated cost of living and high home prices, a new survey from Arrived revealed an estimated 87.2% of Gen Zers said homeownership is important when building wealth. About 65% cite financial security and stability as the top two reasons why they want to own a home.

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