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Lack of Inventory - How it impacts the Housing Market

Lack of inventory - The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest points in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2018.

However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory. Buyer demand naturally increases during the summer months, but supply is not keeping up.

Here are the thoughts of a few industry experts on the subject:

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at National Association of Realtors

“The worsening inventory crunch through the first three months of the year inflicted even more upward pressure on home prices in a majority of markets. Following the same trend over the last couple of years, a strengthening job market and income gains are not being met by meaningful sales gains because of unrelenting supply and affordability headwinds.”

Sam Khater, Chief Economist for Freddie Mac

“As we head into late spring, the demand for purchase credit remains rock solid, which should set us up for another robust summer home sales season. While this year’s high rates – up 50 basic points from a year ago – have put pressure on the budgets of some home shoppers, weak inventory levels are what’s keeping the housing market from a stronger sales pace.”

Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research for Realtor.com

“The dynamics of increased competition and buyer frustration are unlikely to change…In fact, the direction of the trend is pointing to a growing mismatch between the pool of prospective buyers and existing inventory.”

Bottom Line

If you are thinking of selling, now may be the time. Demand for your house will be strong at a time when there is very little competition. That could lead to a quick sale for a really good price.

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Comment balloon 1 commentJane & Jeff Daley, PhD • June 23 2018 08:37PM

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Interesting quotes and another story about low inventory.  I am not sure what is going on here.  There appears to be pent-up demand but builders apparently can't get enough product in the ground.  I believe the biggest problem is financing for specs.  The last recession left a huge swath of builders holding the bag and having to give up properties and renegotiate with banks.  Lending institutions now do not want to be left exposed to another downturn and are not lending for specs.

Posted by John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 3 months ago

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