Listen to an interview with NAR President Moe Veissi on XM radio where he talks about encouraging signs in the housing market, including year-over-year price increases, lower inventory, and even multiple bids in some instances. He provides tips for people considering buying a home and what to do ahead of time before beginning the search...
We’re halfway through 2012, and what a year it’s been. Residential real estate has finally taken some meaningful strides toward recovery, and they’ve all been self-powered without divine (or governmental) intervention. Yes, there have been some head fakes in the past, but there’s real reason to believe that market turnaround awaits us. Beyond home prices, key metrics to watch include Days on Market, Percent of List Price Received and Months Supply of Inventory.
Locally, several indicators showed improvement. Let’s see what the rest of our local data has to say.
• New Listings decreased 4.7 percent to 1,025.
• Pending Sales were up 15.8 percent to 666.
• Inventory levels shrank 3.8 percent to 3,945 units.
• The Median Sales Price increased 6.2 percent to $109,950.
• Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.7 percent to 93.4.
• Months Supply of Inventory was down 16.7 percent to 7.6 months.
We seem to be at a critical inflection point in our attempts to spur more hiring. Job growth provides the dual benefit of stimulating new household growth as well as relieving distressed homeowners. There’s also the positive feedback loop of housing creating jobs and jobs creating housing. Keeping the affordability picture afloat, the Fed has vowed to keep interest rates around 4.0 percent through mid-2013.
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