By the Numbers
The pace of new single-family home sales, meanwhile, fell 6.1% from September to 598,000.
The median existing-home price rose for the 128th month in a row, extending its record-breaking streak of increases.
The number of homes under construction rose during the month, as homebuilders continued to work through a large backlog of homes.
The largest single-week decline in conventional mortgage rates since July brought the first increase in home-loan applications since September, the Mortgage Bankers Association said.
Looking ahead, CoreLogic expects national year-over-year appreciation to slow to 3.9% by September 2023.
September is the fourth month in a row to see declining sales activity.
A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 7.08% this week from 6.94% a week ago, Freddie Mac reported. A year ago, the average mortgage carried a 3.14% rate.
Mortgage rates continued to weigh on homebuyers in September, following a brief uptick in new-home sales in August.
At the same time, mortgage applications declined 1.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis on a week-over-week basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
In Phoenix, home prices posted a 17.1% year-over-year gain in August, compared to a 22.4% gain in July. Month over month, prices fell 2.1.