U.S. home-sale prices increased 6.9% year over year in December to a median of $312,500 across the 217 metros Redfin tracks. Home prices were also up 1.1% month over month on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the largest increase since February 2018.
“Low mortgage rates and a strong economy fueled homebuyer demand in December, which boosted both home sales and prices,” said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather. “Prices heated up in West Coast metros like Seattle and Los Angeles, which indicates the slowdown of 2019 has officially ended in these markets.”
Prices continued to increase the fastest in affordable metro areas in December. Among the 20 metro areas with the largest year-over-year price increases, 16 were below the national median, led in December by Memphis (median price $190,000, up 15.9%), Camden, NJ ($195,000, +14.7%) and Cincinnati ($187,000, +14.4%).
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