Prices for US homes rose quicker in May than they have in 17 years as flooding interest for housing outstripped the stock.

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, delivered Tuesday, taken off 17% in May from a year sooner on top of a 15 percent bounce in April. The May increment was the greatest since August 2004.

The most smoking markets were Phoenix (where prices flooded 25.9 percent), San Diego (24.7 percent) and Seattle (23.4 percent). Each of the 20 urban communities reported quicker year-over-year development in May than they did in April.

The US housing market has been hot. Numerous Americans, worn out on being cooped up at home during the pandemic, have exchanged condos and little homes in urban areas for greater houses in suburbia. The Federal Reserve’s money policies have likewise kept mortgage rates close to historic lows, pushing up interest for housing.

The inventory of houses available to be purchased has been restricted, partly in light of the fact that numerous Americans are hesitant to put their properties on the market and permit would-be purchasers to troop through their homes.

Yet, rising housing prices have pushed many would-be purchasers out of the market. The Commerce Department reported Monday that deals of new homes fell in June for the third consecutive month, sliding to the most reduced level in over a year. Last week, the National Association of Realtors reported that deals of recently involved homes rose in June, snapping a four-month losing streak.

“Price pressures stay exceptionally firm and seem prepared to remain as such in the months to come,” said Matthew Speakman, economist at the land firm Zillow. “In reality, pointedly rising prices do seem to have priced out some home shoppers, especially those hoping to enter the market interestingly, and causing weariness among would-be purchasers. Yet, generally interest for homes stays extremely firm.”