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The 2016 spring market's biggest challenge for the real estate industry seems to be the lack of available housing inventory for sale. Here are a few experts and their thoughts on the subject:
David Crowe, Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders:
â€œMany sellers may not have an absolute decision as to whether to buy an existing home or a new home. So the low inventory of existing homes is locking them in place.â€
Ralph McLaughlin, Chief Economist with Trulia:
â€œWe are in a time of short supply, which is great news for sellers because they will likely be faced with multiple offers due to the little inventory out thereâ€¦Buyers will be up against a lot of other people and against a short supply of existing homes.â€
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist with NAR:
â€œFirst-time buyers in high demand areas continue to encounter instances where their offer is trumped by cash buyers and investors. Without a much-needed boost in new and existing-homes for sale in their price range, their path to homeownership will remain an uphill climb.â€
â€œOne important issue that has restrained sales and starts is inventory. On an absolute basis, inventory has not expanded as much as in past recoveries, leading to less selection for buyers. This is especially true for existing home sales but is evident for new home construction as well. When it comes to U.S. housing inventory, more is better."
Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist for Realtor.com:
â€œThe increase in sales is resulting in continued tighter-than-tight supply-measured by NAR to be four months in January. For you non-economists out there, that metric measures the number of months it would take to sell the current inventory of available homes, at the current pace. Got it? Six to seven monthsâ€™ worth of homes on the market is considered normal; four months is cray-cray.â€
It could be the perfect time for you to get in on the action-Spring market is in full swing now-don't wait too long!
Courtesy of KCM