July 14, 2024

Home salesToday, The National Association of Realtors said sales of existing single-family homes and condominiums dropped by 2 percent in March. This drop marked the seventh consecutive year-over-year drop in prices, although the March sales price was up slightly from a February.

Three regions across the nation saw a median home price decline, while the Northeast saw a gain of 4.6 percent. The West saw a 14.7 percent drop in home prices from a year ago.

"This has been a frustration of our members," said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. "Lenders have been dragging their feet (in approving short sales)."

Of the homes for sale, 18 percent have negative equity and so are either in foreclosure proceedings or headed for a 'short sale' that will see the lender write off some of the original loan amount.     San Diego downtown condominiums

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