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Newsfeed: Home sales fell for the ninth straight month in October, as higher mortgage rates scared off potential buyers

Newsfeed: Home sales fell for the ninth straight month in October, as higher mortgage rates scared off potential buyers

Home sales declined for the ninth straight month in October, as higher interest rates and surging inflation kept buyers on the sidelines. Sales of previously owned homes dropped 5.9% from September to October, according to the National Association of Realtors. That is the slowest pace since December 2011, with the exception of a very brief drop at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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