Existing-home sales soared 24.7% in July, outpacing their record growth of 20.7% in June, when the nation’s economic reopening ignited homebuying activity, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Friday. Now 8.7% higher year over year, the strong rise in existing-home sales—including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops—is fueling optimism in the real estate market through the rest of the year.
“The housing market is well past the recovery phase and is now booming with higher home sales compared to the pre-pandemic days,” says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “With the sizable shift in remote work, current homeowners are looking for larger homes—and this will lead to a secondary level of demand, even into 2021.”
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