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The index has plummeted nearly 20 points over the past year while buyers hesitate to purchase new homes even as mortgage rates have pulled back in recent weeks.
Hong Kong property prices are falling sharply, but experts say there is no danger of a crash due in part to pent-up demand from mainland Chinese.
Home sales have slowed to a crawl nationally, and it's not just the winter temperatures, it's the weaker pulse of the market, especially the markets that were hottest just last spring.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the drop in housing demand despite falling mortgage rates.
Mortgage applications to purchase a newly built home dropped 11 percent in November, annually, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. MBA economists predict that sales of newly built homes in November fell 5 percent annually.
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The drop in equity gains has been sharpest in the third quarter of this year. In fact, after hitting a record high, the amount of tappable equity fell quarter to quarter for the first time since the housing recovery began.
CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at mortgage rates dropping amid market madness.
Mortgage rates are falling sharply, as investors head to the relative safe haven of the bond market. The average rate on the 30-year fixed has fallen 21 basis points in the past week to 4.73 percent, according to Mortgage News Daily.
While price gains are now shrinking, affordability is still at the lowest level in a decade and proving to be the biggest barrier to housing demand. Sales of newly built and existing homes continue to suffer.
The heat in housing demand is cooling across the nation and across most price points, but luxury is really feeling the chill. Luxury homebuilder Toll Bros. reported weaker demand, especially in California, where home prices are highest.
Rates are now about a full percentage point higher than they were a year ago, hovering now just below 5 percent. They are expected to move higher in 2019, however.
Expectations for a stronger housing market in October fell short. Pending homes sales, a measure of signed contracts to buy existing homes, fell 2.6 percent compared with September, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Buyers are coming back to the market, and driving mortgage demand.
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The average size of newly built apartments in the U.S. is shrinking, but rents are still rising. Millennials appear to be more willing to pay for smaller units that are located in urban centers, where rents are highest.
The reading comes as the average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage is now a full percentage point higher than it was one year ago, and affordability has fallen to the weakest level in over a decade.