With growing but still tight inventories putting upward pressure on median prices, sellers are "in complete control and buyers (are) forced to contend with cutthroat competition and intense pressure to make a deal", said Svenja Gudell, chief economist at the real estate firm Zillow. Volume (the sum of all sales), median price, and days on the market all indicated an outperformance of last year's market. Short sales were on the market for 94 days, foreclosures sold in 48 days and non-distressed homes sold in 27 days. "The rising trend in mortgage applications in recent months points clearly to new cycle highs for home sales over the summer". Low mortgage rates will give additional support in June, with the volume of mortgage applications on an upswing in the month.
"Of the barriers analyzed in the white paper, single-family housing shortages will be the biggest challenge for prospective first-time buyers this year", said President William E. Brown, a Realtor® from Alamo, California. This includes single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-op sales.
Lower supply amid sturdy demand nudged prices higher again. "This mismatch is having an impact on the sales among affordable homes". Median price was $170,875 vs. $165,000 a year earlier. The statewide median price for condo-townhouse properties in May was $178,000, up 8.1 percent over the year-ago figure.
Existing-home sales in the Northeast rose 6.8 percent to 780,000, with a median price of $281,300.
And in the West sales increased by 3.4% and are now 3.4% above a year ago. The average number of days on the market in May was 52, quickening 16.1 percent from May 2016 (62 days).
He said those were the rights of expatriate citizens and problems of a new EU-UK border, notably cutting across Ireland. Soros was also adamant that Prime Minister Theresa May should seek to keep Britain in the EU's single market.
Defenseman Klas Dahlbeck, who was signed to a one-year, $850,000 contract after the season, could be the D-man exposed. Fleury seems like a no-brainer for the Vegas Golden Knights to select as their expansion choice from Pittsburgh.
As he was leaving the baseball field, Duncan said Hodgkinson asked him if the practice was Democratic or Republican congressmen. The wire service clearly failed to acknowledge the significant and confirmed (though anonymously sourced) work of others.
The American Hospital Association defines "critical" condition as: "Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits". The FBI phoned the congressmen to let them know that their names were on an assassination list found on the shooter.
On Thursday, the Pentagon said it will send almost 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in order to stop Taliban advances. The attack ended midday after almost six hours of clashes, said Najib Danesh, the interior ministry's chief spokesman.
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had given the Three Lions a seventieth minute lead from close range. We are in a great position to qualify now and with four games to go, we feel should win all of them".
In comparison, our solar system looks like it has three planets in the habitable zone of the sun: Mars, Venus and Earth. Kepler's main mission ended in 2013 after the failure of two of its four wheels that control its orientation in space.
The House of Representatives resumed normal business Thursday after sharply curtailing its schedule following the shootings. Scalise was one of five people shot early Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice.
The Blackhawks are trading away the 25-year-old Panarin after two incredibly successful seasons with the team. Saad, 24, spent his first four seasons with the Blackhawks, helping the team win two Stanley Cups.
Walmart , which has the largest share of the USA grocery market, is ramping up its grocery services as a way to fuel online sales. She also praised the way Shipt allows customers to schedule delivery times to make sure they'll be home when groceries arrive.
There was no mention of the invite Theresa May offered The Donald during a gushing visit to the White House earlier this year in the Queen's Speech .
FP1 - Red Bull one-two in Baku as Perez hits the wall
Valtteri Bottas: "Practice one was quite tricky: we were struggling with the setup of the auto and it wasn't so well balanced". The first practice got underway under a clear sky with track temperatures at a blistering 54 degrees C (129 degrees F).
Qatar Airways, AirAsia bag Skytrax best airline awards
The world's best airline award for 2017 went to Qatar Airways, which took the title from fellow Middle Eastern carrier Emirates. It reclaimed the honour after having finished second in 2016 when its rival airline, Emirates, based in Dubai, won the honour.
Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition
Scalise was among five people wounded when the shooter sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing for the game. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with family.
Amazon eyes big serving of USA grocery pie
The acquisition stands as a huge boost for Amazon's strategy to integrate the brick-and-mortar model into its business. The Whole Foods in Seattle South Lake Union neighborhood, just steps away from Amazon's downtown Seattle headquarters.
White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows
Trump supporters such as Newt Gingrich and others have seemed to be greasing the wheel for the eventual ouster of Mueller. Still, it took until Tuesday night for the White House to actually dispute Ruddy's suspicion.
Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba
But facing lower than expected travel demand, a number of carriers have already begun to scale back their Cuba operations. Last year, Obama traveled to Cuba , becoming the first USA president in almost a century to visit the island.