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September Market Reports

Monthly Indicators Nationwide, existing home sales were down slightly in August, falling 2% after two consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The decline in existing home sales coincides with rising sales prices, which have continued to soar into fall, with the median sales price of existing homes up 14.9% compared… Read more »

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August 2021 Market Reports

Housing Supply Overview With housing prices soaring and record-low inventory throughout much of the country, many prospective buyers have opted to rent for the time being, only to find conditions much the same in the rental market. Indeed, competition for rental properties is strong: the national median rent has increased 11.4% since January, and rent… Read more »

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July 2021 Market Reports

Housing Supply Overview After months of declines, the inventory of homes for sale nationwide is beginning to increase as more sellers come to the market, looking to capitalize on record-high sales prices while providing a much-need boost of supply to America’s epic housing shortage. This is encouraging news for home buyers, who have struggled with… Read more »

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SCR Update – August 3rd

From Nick Kremydas, CEO SC REALTORS As schools begin this week in some parts of the state, the latest covid news and CDC/DHEC recommendations are making me feel like I’m in the Groundhog Day movie, you know the one where Bill Murray keeps repeating the same day over and over again!   I have a few important… Read more »

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June 2021 Market Reports

Housing Supply Overview Summer’s here, and with vaccination rates on the rise, buyers continue to flood the market in search of their next home, with rock bottom inventory and record high sales prices reported throughout much of the country. Although closed sales were down nationally, overall demand for housing remains high, in part due to… Read more »

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Western Upstate Association of REALTORS Celebrates Home Ownership Month

Each year during the month of June, REALTORS across the country take the opportunity to celebrate homeownership by showcasing individual homeowners, government officials, and various programs that protect and promote the American Dream of homeownership. Homeownership Month was created both to encourage current and future homeowners to be advocates for homeownership and to ensure current… Read more »

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May 2021 Market Statistics

Housing Supply Overview Robust buyer demand, fueled by low mortgage rates, continues to outpace supply, which remains near historic lows. Nationwide, inventory remains much lower than it was at the same time last year, and sales prices are surging as a result. While the warmer temperatures, rising sales prices, and the reopening of the economy… Read more »

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April 2021 Market Statistics

Housing Supply Overview April was another strong month for home sales across most market segments. The busy spring market continues to see many multiple offer situations driving sales prices above asking price. Strong buyer demand and limited housing supply show no signs of easing soon, pointing to a continuation of this market trend through spring… Read more »

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March 2021 Market Reports

Housing Supply Overview March sales activity picked up where February left off, with an already redhot market showing no signs of slowing. Rising home prices and mortgage rates are affecting affordability, but have yet to impact demand, as sales continue to increase. Extremely constrained supply in many market segments will continue to fuel multiple offers… Read more »

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SCR-backed Bills Made the Crossover Deadline

By: Lindsay Jackson, Chief Advocacy Officer, SC REALTORS® The House and Senate raced against the clock to meet the legislative crossover deadline. The crossover deadline, or the date that legislation must pass its body of origination to be viable for passage in the 2021 session, fell on Thursday, April 08, 2021 this year.  I am… Read more »

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