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Housing Market Slows Pace as Inventory Gains Continue

The real estate market continued to slow its pace in June as inventory growth eased pressure for buyers to act fast, Redfin revealed in its Fastest Real Estate Markets Report. According to Redfin's data, the percentage of homes under contract within 14 days fell to 30.5 percent nationwide in June, down from 31.9 percent in May. However, things are still moving faster than they were last June, when only 23.2 percent of homes went under contract that quickly.

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FOMC Issues Mortgage Rate Warning, Sticks to Bond Purchases

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Despite concerns about rising mortgage rates and low inflation, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted Wednesday to continue its policy of near-zero interest rates and its $85-billion-per-month bond-buying program. In a subtle change of language, the committee "reaffirmed its view that a highly accommodative stance of monetary policy will remain appropriate for a considerable time after the asset purchase program ends."

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Pace of New Home Sales Climbs to Five-Year High

The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales welled 8.3 percent in June to 497,000, according to a report from the Census Bureau and HUD. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected June sales to increase to 484,000 from May's originally reported 476,000. The median price of a new home fell 5.0 percent in June to $249,700, the third time the median price has dropped in the last four months. At the same time, May's median price was revised down to $262,800 from the originally reported $263,900.

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Summer Starts with Mixed Numbers

According to data reported by Redfin agents operating in 19 U.S. markets, June sales were down 4.7 percent compared to May, though they were still 2.7 percent up year-over-year. Home prices, on the other hand, continued to climb, coming in 4.3 percent higher than May and 18.7 percent higher year-over-year. Every one of the markets tracked in Redfin's report saw prices rise both on a monthly and yearly basis. Inventory also posted another solid gain in June, rising 2.4 percent month-over-month.

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Housing Trend Report Tracks Gains in List Prices, Inventories

Realtor.com released its National Housing Trend Report for the month of June 2013, revealing significant gains in several major market indicators. Statistics showed a significant jump in both year-over-year median list prices and month-over-month inventories in pivotal California markets (with raises of over 20 percent and over 40 percent respectively). Nationwide, the median list price was up 5.27 percent year-over-year. In addition, June's inventories were 4.26 percent more than those in May.

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Beige Book Again Sees Modest to Moderate Growth

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Citing improvements in manufacturing, tourism, commercial and residential real estate and in the financial sector, the Federal Reserve said the nation's economy continued to increase at a modest to moderate pace from late May through early July.

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Builder Confidence Surges Again in July

After surging in June, the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Housing Market Index (HMI)--a measure of builder confidence--shot up again in July, climbing six points to 57, its highest reading since January 2006, the group reported Tuesday. The two-month 13-point gain was the strongest two-month increase since January-February 1992, when the index improved 14 points. All three of the HMI components increased for the third month in a row.

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Rising Rates, Inventory Drive Down Buyer Competition

While summer temperatures are now consistently rising into the triple digits in many parts of the country, bidding wars for homes continue to cool, Redfin said in its Real-Time Bidding Wars report for June. Nationally, the percentage of offers written by Redfin agents that faced multiple bids fell for the third straight month to 68.6 percent, down from 69.5 percent in May and 75.7 percent in March. Redfin analyst Ellen Haberle attributed the continued decline to rising mortgage interest rates and an easing in the inventory crunch.

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