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US pending home sales index flat in November
Dec 29, 2023
US pending home sales index flat in November San Francisco
By   Internet
  • City News
  • US housing market
  • pending home sales
  • housing affordability
Abstract: The NAR data for November also indicates regional variations in sales activity, with increases in the Northeast, Midwest, and West, while the Southern region experienced a decline.

Despite a slight decrease in mortgage rates over the past two months, economists anticipate a modest rebound in future home sales. However, this could contribute to a continued rise in housing inflation, presenting additional challenges for the Federal Reserve in achieving its target of a 2% inflation rate.


Affordability remains a significant concern for homebuyers, especially for Black and Hispanic/Latinx families who face greater challenges compared to white families. Factors contributing to this include rising mortgage rates, persistently high home prices, and a shortage of available housing.

US pending home sales index flat in November

Addressing the challenge of housing affordability requires coordinated action from the government and stakeholders. Key measures include policy reforms, increased economic opportunities, and enhanced housing support to create a more equitable and inclusive housing market.


The government can reduce restrictions and costs associated with housing development, encouraging developers to construct more diverse housing options. Additionally, strengthening regulations in the rental market can prevent excessively high rents. Fiscal and tax stimulus measures can facilitate easier access to housing loans for those in need. Stakeholders can collaborate to lower housing costs and improve overall affordability.

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