Champion Forest Real Estate Market Update | June 03, 2024

Hi neighbor,

Today I will be sharing with you our perspective on the local real estate market here in Spring, Texas, specifically a market update for the neighborhood of Champion Forest. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or just keep an eye on the market, we look forward to being your resource.

What is happening in the real estate market in Champion Forest?

We currently have 10 homes pending, with 0 home sold in the last two weeks.

Compared to the two weeks prior, no homes have sold in Champion Forest neighborhood. This is most likely a coincidence, so we will be sure to keep an eye on it over the next couple of weeks. Every home is different, with different features, so don’t forget to ask us for your annual equity review if you are curious about your personal home. You can request your free home evaluation here or email us here.

If we look at how fast the move-in-ready homes are going, the demand in this area has not surpassed the supply, making it still a great time to sell. Buyer agents around Houston are seeing a slow in the real estate market, but it isn’t affecting the neighborhoods. I know the interest rates rising has been one deterrent from some buyers purchasing right now, but that isn’t your ideal buyer anyways!

The most desirable homes in the area are still selling the first weekend or first week they hit the market (a really good coming soon campaign, like we do at Jo & Co. allows you to sell faster, for more money).

Check out the graphic below for a larger overview of the real estate market for the last two weeks in Champion Forest.

Champion Forest Real Estate Market Update _ June 03, 2024

What is happening in the real estate market nationally?

Mortgage rates trended higher last week. Home price appreciation increased in March. Mortgage application submissions slid while jobless claims rose. GDP underperformed in Q1. Pending home sales slipped, the core PCE index and consumer spending were cooler than expected, and personal income inched up.

MORTGAGE RATES CURRENTLY TRENDING THIS WEEK'S POTENTIAL VOLATILITY

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Market Recap

  • The FHFA house price index barely inched up in March, rising 0.1% moth-over-month and 6.7% annually. It was expected to rise 0.5% month-over-month.

  • The 20-city Case-Shiller home price index rose 0.3% month-over-month in March and
    7.4% annually.

  • Mortgage application submissions slipped by 5.7% during the week ending 5/24. The Refinance Index decreased 12% while the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 1%.

  • Continuing jobless claims were at 1,791,000 during the week ending 5/18, an increase of 4,000 from the week before. Initial jobless claims were at 219,000 during the week ending 5/25, an increase of 3,000.

  • GDP underperformed in Q1 of 2024 at just 1.3%. It was expected to be at 1.6%.

  • Pending home sales slipped 7.7% in April. They were expected to fall by 1.1%.

  • The core PCE index rose just 0.2% in April – lower than the expected increased of 0.3%. Annual core inflation was on point at 2.8%. Personal income was as expected at 0.3%.
  • Consumer spending inched up 0.2%, which was cooler than the expected increase of 0.3% month-over-month.

52-week-average-mortgage-rates-for-june 03-2024

Review of Last Week

WEEK DOWN, MONTH UP... Though posting losses for the holiday-shortened week, all three major stock indexes finished the month with solid gains, notching the sixth positive month in the last seven.  

April data on PCE Prices, the Fed's favorite inflation gauge, was disappointing. Year-over-year inflation didn't worsen, but didn't improve either. The latest GDP read showed the economy grew at a weak 1.3% in Q1.

But private-sector wages are up 4.2% the past year, while government pay is up 8.6%, matching the biggest 12-month increase in more than three decades. Plus, low initial jobless claims keep showing a generally solid labor market. 

The week ended with the Dow down 1.0%, to 38,686; the S&P 500 down 0.5%, to 5,278; and the Nasdaq down 1.1%, to 16,735.

Bonds came in flat overall, though the 30-Year UMBS 6.0% fell 0.71, to $99.32. After three weeks of declines, the national average 30-year fixed mortgage rate moved up a smidge in Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Remember, mortgage rates can be extremely volatile, so check with your mortgage professional for up-to-the-minute information.    

DID YOU KNOW… There are now more homes on the market that have had to reduce their prices than in any recent May—6.4% of listings. Experts don’t expect prices to fall, but feel price growth has slowed. 

Market Forecast

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING, MANUFACTURING, SERVICES, JOBS... Up for April is the forecast for overall Construction Spending, and we'll check out the residential part. The ISM Manufacturing Index should show that sector still contracting in May, but ISM Non-Manufacturing is expected to report the dominant services sector barely back in expansion territory. The May read for new Nonfarm Payrolls is predicted below 200,000, with the Unemployment Rate still 3.9%, both figures still too healthy for the Fed to start rate cuts.

Summary

More homes are on the market now than any time since August 2020, and every state has more homes listed than a year agoThe total number is expected to exceed 2020 levels, peaking this summer at about 700,000.

Home prices rose modestly in March. The National S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index was up 0.3%, up 6.5% annually. The FHFA index of homes financed with conforming mortgages ticked up 0.1%, up 6.7% from a year ago.

The National Association of Realtors says the Fed’s “anticipated Fed rate cut later this year could lead to better conditions,” but for April, their Pending Home Sales index of signed contracts on existing homes fell below March’s level.

Can we sell yours?

So if you are in need of a listing agent, we would love the opportunity to see your home and meet you of course. My husband, Edward, and I, look forward to being the brokerage and team for you! You can reach out to us via email: [email protected] & [email protected] or telephone: 832-493-6685.

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I hope you have found this blog post super helpful. If there is anything else we can do for you, including helping you sell (or buy) a home, I would be honored to assist. I hope you have a great day/evening. Cheers, E + J.

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