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Economic Perspectives

Existing Home Sales in FHLBNY Area Held Up Better Than the Nation,
Region in 2018

Authored by Brian Jones, FHLBNY Financial Economist


Highlights

February 4, 2019

  • Existing home sales fell across the country in 2018, but activity in the FHLBNY area was little changed
  • Local sales performance even more impressive given downtrend in available stock of homes
  • Price increases, reduced affordability had a limited effect on sales in New York and New Jersey
  • Amidst limited supply, rising prices and reduced affordability, FHLBNY district remains a seller’s market
  • Outlook for sales in the Empire and Garden States appears positive beginning the New Year

Data compiled by realtor associations in New York and New Jersey indicate that the majority of the FHLBNY coverage area outperformed both the region and the nation as a whole…

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