Below are other key housing market takeaways for more than 400 U.S. metro areas during the 4-week period ending
- Asking prices of newly listed homes hit a new all-time high of
$347,475, up 10% from the same time a year ago.
- Pending home sales were up 18% year over year.
- New listings of homes for sale were down 17% from a year earlier.
- Active listings (the number of homes listed for sale at any point during the period) fell 40% from 2020 to a new all-time low.
- 55% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within the first two weeks on the market, well above the 44% rate during the same period a year ago. This is another new all-time high for this measure since at least 2012 (as far back as Redfin's data for this measure goes). During the week ending
February 21, 57% of homes sold in two weeks or less.
- 43% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within one week of hitting the market, up from 30% during the same period a year earlier. This is also an all-time high for this measure. During the week ending
February 21, 44% sold in one week or less.
- The average sale-to-list price ratio, which measures how close homes are selling to their asking prices, increased to 99.6%—1.6 percentage points higher than a year earlier and an all-time high. During the 7-day period ending
February 28, the ratio shot up to 99.9%, also an all-time high.
- For the 7-day period ending
February 28, the seasonally adjusted Redfin Homebuyer Demand Index—a measure of requests for home tours and other services from Redfin agents—was up 49% from the same period a year ago.
- Mortgage purchase applications increased 2% week over week (seasonally adjusted) and were up 1% from a year earlier (unadjusted) during the week ending
February 26. For the week ending March 4, 30-year mortgage rates increased to 3.02%, the highest level since July.
"Over the last few weeks winter storms have disrupted the housing market, and mortgage rates have risen sharply," said Redfin Chief Economist
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