Home sales plunge 31% in July with higher mortgage rates

Home sales plunge 31% in July with higher mortgage rates

California home sales slowed for the fourth consecutive month in July, as higher interest rates and near-record-high prices are affecting affordability and causing more home shoppers to hold off. Sales tumbled to an adjusted annualized rate of 295,460 homes in July, a 14.4% decline compared to June and off a staggering 31.1% from a year…