Been a long two weeks, the markets have been volatile, but stable if that makes any sense. We have seen huge swings but at the end of the day they have averaged out in a pretty consistent pattern. CPI number hit the wire along with the news spokesholes spamming the outlets about mortgage rates hitting lowest levels in 60 years. Major banks, BofA specifically is still bleeding out uncontrollably we could see a flat line scenario soon. Mortgage Bonds are off today…my advice is to lock in while rates are at these levels.
- Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading into Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report. First-time homebuyers made up 31% of all sales in August. Homes are selling quickly with 51% of homes on the market for less than a month. A limited supply continues to drive up prices for the 66th consecutive month.
- Why Are So Few Homes for Sale?There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelming lack of supply,” and even a “straight up inventory crisis.” First American just released the results of a survey which sheds light on the reasons for the […]
- More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell!Recently released data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey revealed that rising home prices were the catalyst behind an eight-point jump in the net percentage of respondents who say now is a good time to sell. The index is now 21 points higher than it was this time last year. Overall, 62% of Americans surveyed […]
- Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading into Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]