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The housing market is an ever-changing landscape that requires real estate agents to stay updated with the latest trends and developments. In this blog post, we will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the housing market, highlighting key insights from various industry reports.  

Existing Home Sales Retreat: 

– According to a July 20, 2023, report by the National Association of REALTORS® in June, existing home sales experienced a 3.3% decline, reflecting a slight slowdown in the market. 

– Despite the decrease, the monthly median sales price reached the second-highest amount on record, indicating continued demand and a competitive market environment.  

Mortgage Rates Dip: 

– According to a July 20, 2023, report by FreddieMac Mortgage rates have seen a decrease, which presents an opportune moment for potential buyers to enter the market. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 6.78 percent a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.06 percent. 

– The lowered rates can incentivize more buyers to take advantage of favorable financing conditions, potentially increasing the demand for homes. However, the inventory crisis in existing homes for sale has been a deterrent to homebuyers taking advantage of lowered rates, particularly first-time homebuyers.   

Increased New Home Purchase Applications: 

– A July report by the Mortgage Bankers Association that June brought a significant surge of 26.1% in new home purchase mortgage applications. 

– This spike in applications suggests a growing interest in new construction properties and indicates potential growth in the new home market segment.  

Decline in Single-Family Starts but Permits Post Gain: 

– According to a July 19, 2023 report by the National Association of Home Builders, Single-family housing starts experienced a decline in June, highlighting some challenges in the construction sector. 

– However, building permits for single-family homes increased, signaling potential future growth and a positive outlook for the market.  

As a real estate agent, it is crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of these market dynamics to better serve your clients. By staying informed about existing home sales, mortgage rate trends, new home purchase applications, and construction activity, you can provide valuable insights and guidance to both buyers and sellers.  

In conclusion, the housing market is a dynamic ecosystem that presents both challenges and opportunities for real estate agents. By keeping a pulse on the latest trends, you can adapt your strategies and make informed decisions to achieve success in today’s market. Stay updated, remain flexible, and continue to provide excellent service to your clients, leveraging the valuable insights provided by industry reports and research.  


  1. Existing Home Sales Retreated 3.3% in June; Monthly Median Sales Price Reached Second-Highest Amount. [Link: https://www.nar.realtor/newsroom/existing-home-sales-retreated-3-3-in-june-monthly-median-sales-price-reached-second-highest-amount]
  2. Mortgage Rates Dip. [Link: https://freddiemac.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/mortgage-rates-dip-1?_gl=1*1luo44a*_gcl_au*MTcyMTI4NDUwNi4xNjg5ODY5OTA3&_ga=2.188382632.1477105024.1689869907-477323449.1689277960]
  3. June New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 26.1 Percent. [Link: https://www.mba.org/news-and-research/newsroom/news/2023/07/20/june-new-home-purchase-mortgage-applications-increased-26.1-percent]
  4. Single-Family Starts Decline in June but Permits Post Gain. [Link: https://eyeonhousing.org/2023/07/single-family-starts-decline-in-june-but-permits-post-gain/]