by Calculated Risk on 7/19/2022 02:56:00 PM
Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: Slowdown in Showings Suggests Further Declines in Existing Home Sales in Coming Months
A brief excerpt:
This graph shows the 7-day average showings for the Twin Cities area for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. The 7-day average showings (red) are currently off 23% from 2019.
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This slowdown in showings started in May and accelerated in June. The existing home sales for June will be released tomorrow, and that is for closings in June. Closings in June were mostly for contracts signed in April and May. This slowdown in showings suggests further declines in closed sales over the next few months.
There was a huge dip in showings in 2020 (black) at the start of the pandemic, and then showing were well above 2019 (blue) levels for the rest of the year. And showings in 2021 (gold) were very strong in the first half of the year, and then were closer to 2019 in the 2nd half.
Note that there were dips in showings during holidays (July 4th, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas), and also dips related to protests and curfews related to the deaths of George Floyd and Daunte Wright.
2022 (red) started off solid but is now well below the previous three years.
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