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New Home Prices Drop a Record Amount Since April, Top Is In

The median and average new home price have fallen a record amount since April 2022.
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Home price data via St. Louis Fed, chart by Mish

Home price data via St. Louis Fed, chart by Mish

Median Home Price Details 

  • April Median: $457,000
  • June Median: $402,400
  • 11.95 Percent Decline 

Average Home Price Details

  • April Average: $569,300
  • June Average: $456,800
  • 19.76 Percent Decline 

Median and Average New Home Price Since 1963

Home price data via St. Louis Fed, chart by Mish

Home price data via St. Louis Fed, chart by Mish

It seems things have gotten more than a bit exuberant since Nixon closed the gold window. 

The size and features of a new home are certainly much better than 1963. But let's discuss the last two years.

The pre-pandemic average price was 386,200. The pre-pandemic median price was 331,800.

Median Home Price Pre-Pandemic to Peak

  • February 2020 Median: $331,800
  • April 2022 Peak: Median: $457,000
  • Pre-Pandemic to Peak: 37.73 Percent
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Average Home Price Pre-Pandemic to Peak

  • February 2020 Average: $386,200
  • April 2022 Peak: Average: $569,300
  • Pre-Pandemic to Peak: 47.41 Percent

How much more home did one get in April of 2022 vs February of 2020?

Not to worry, home prices do not constitute inflation.

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This post originated at MishTalk.Com.

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