The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index of property values increased by 2 percent from a year earlier in July.
New data from Redfin Corp. shows that people are buying more houses in areas where a vehicle is needed to run errands.
In major manufacturing counties, permits to build single-family homes decline by 3.8 percent in the second quarter.
In many markets median SFR rents have risen by at least 3.0 percent this year.
The index for pending home sales rose by 2.8 percent month-over-month in June.