Understanding Real Estate Escalation Clauses
The National Association of Realtors just reported that existing-home sales reversed a 12-month slide in February, registering the largest monthly percentage increase since July 2020. Remember how crazy real estate was back then?
Sure, sales are down from one-year ago, but total existing-home sales (that includes single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops) leapt an astonishing 14.5% from January to February, at an annual rate of 4.58 million. Further, unsold inventory sits at a 2.6-month supply at the current sales pace, down 10.3% from January.