Real Estate Market Report - June 2021

As the weather warms and pandemic restrictions ease across much of the country, the U.S. housing market shows little sign of cooling. 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 this time last year, and sales prices are surging as a result. 
New Listings increased 7.5 percent for Residential homes and 18.5 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Pending Sales increased 11.4 percent for Residential homes and 34.6 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Inventory decreased 41.2 percent for Residential homes and 34.1 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. 
Median Sales Price increased 15.8 percent to $220,000 for Residential homes and 16.3 percent to $202,000 for Townhouse/Condo homes. Days on Market decreased 34.5 percent for Residential homes and 12.2 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 50.0 percent for Residential homes and 46.4 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. 
With such limited supply of existing homes to purchase, all eyes are on home builders to provide a much-needed boost of inventory to the market to help meet buyer demand. However, increasing material and labor costs, along with supply chain challenges, have contributed to significantly higher construction costs, with builders passing these costs on to homebuyers. And while the warmer temperatures, rising sales prices, and the reopening of the economy may draw more sellers to the market, historically low levels of homes for sale are likely to continue for some time.