In July, the Teranet-National Bank HPI was up 2.0% compared to the previous month. While this is still very robust growth, it is now the second consecutive month that the monthly price increase is lower than the previous month. This slowdown coincides with a decrease in activity in the resale market. In fact, home sales have been decreasing for four months in a row now. With this moderation in sales seemingly well underway, price growth may continue to slow in the months ahead. However, the real estate market continues to be strong on a historical basis, so we do not see prices decreasing in the near term, even though the gains over the past year are staggering. Indeed, the composite index continues to break records, recording 17.8% year-over-year growth in July. The recent records are characterized by widespread price increases across the regions covered by the index. Indeed, prices were up 10% or more from the same period last year in 87% of the 32 urban markets surveyed. In addition, price growth was up 30% or more in an unprecedented 48% of markets.