Unless you're a real-estate investor, your primary focus when buying or selling a home shouldn't be profit. Your home, after all, is more than a mere investment. It's where you spend your life. But while your motivation may not be money, new numbers from ATTOM Data Solutions show that it could be a nice side benefit. Their third-quarter 2021 U.S. Home Sales Report found that the typical home sold this summer generated a profit of $100,178. That's up from $88,800 in the second quarter and $69,000 at the same time last year. In short, the market was hot. So hot, in fact, that median home prices rose year-over-year in 93 percent of metros with enough data to analyze. Todd Teta, ATTOM's chief product officer, says the gains are nothing new. “The third quarter of this year marked another period in a banner year for a housing market boom that's steaming ahead through its 10th year,” Teta said. “Prices and seller profits again hit new highs since the market started coming back from the Great Recession in 2012.” According to Teta, though there have been signs of a possible slowdown in recent months, housing market gains look poised to continue for the foreseeable future.
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