Thursday, December 3, 2020 / by Traci Pimentel
We've seen greater than a 50% drop in inventory since mid-October.
With so few homes on the market, buyers have been grasping at straws.
Interest rates are still hovering at an all time low. With an upcoming shift in Presidency and so much uncertainty with Covid-19 cases surging, home buyers want to take advantage of the low rates while they last.
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Fewer new sellers coming to the market while a greater than usual number of buyers continue to search for a home causes inventory to continue to evaporate. Historically, six m ...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 / by Traci Pimentel
As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market. Specifically, there was concern about home values. After years of rising home prices, would 2020 be the year this appreciation trend would come to a screeching halt? Even worse, would home values begin to depreciate?
Original forecasts modeled this uncertainty, and they ranged anywhere from home values gaining 3% (Zelman & Associates) to home values depreciating by more than 6% (CoreLogic).
However, as the year unfolded, it became clear that there would be little negative impact on the housing market. As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, recently revealed:
“The only major industry to display immunity to the economic impacts of the coronavirus is the housing market.”
Have prices continued to appreciate so far this year?
Last week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its; ...