5 signs the housing market is starting to slow down | CNN


There is a shift happening in the housing market.

After more than a year of soaring demand, exploding home prices and increasing real estate sales, the market finally seems to be cooling off.

“The housing market isn’t crashing, but it is experiencing a hangover as it comes down from an unsustainable high,” said Taylor Marr, Redfin deputy chief economist.

Mortgage rates have increased more than two and a half percentage points this year. And the higher costs of financing a home have changed the calculations for many would-be homebuyers. As a result, year-over-year home sales have been dropping in recent months.

In a Fannie Mae survey on homebuyer sentiment, a record 79% of respondents said it’s a bad time to buy a home.

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