In an article written by Sarah O’Brien for CNBC, she quotes a National Assoc. of Realtors article that states “Inventory remains tight and prices continue to rise nationally with nearly 40% of homes still commanding the full list price.”
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Buyers Remorse Strikes Over 70% of Recent Home Buyers
The highly competitive home buyers market spanning the past few years has left the majority of buyers with a notable feeling of buyers remorse. The primary causes of the regrets are a result of:
Home Purchase Mortgage Applications up 42% in December 2020 compared to Prior Year
Home sales were strong throughout 2020, with purchase applications up 42% in December 2020 compared to same period in 2019. These results are much better than many projected in early 2020, when the Covid Pandemic brought our nation to a standstill for months. The historically low mortgage interest rates in 2020 is the clear reason for the stellar home sales market performance.
Highest Record in 35 Year History of the Housing Market Index
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) coupled with Wells Fargo 35 years ago to create the Housing Market Index (HMI). NAHB.org defines the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) as based on a monthly survey of NAHB members designed to take the pulse of the single-family housing market. The survey asks respondents to rate market conditions for the sale of new homes at the present time and in the next six months as well as the traffic of prospective buyers of new homes.
Home Purchase Demand Continues Strong
With many changes happening throughout 2020, one thing has remained consistent; the growth of home purchase demand. The combination of historic low mortgage interest rates and lowering available homes for sale, the pressure has created home purchase demand.
June 2020 Hit Historic High Increase in Existing Home Sales
A recent article by CNBC.com provides an excellent overview of the details that report a historic increase in existing home sales in June over May. The key points they present include respected sources like the National Association of Realtors:
The Impact of Coronavirus on the Housing Market
There is a multitude of information on every media outlet about the coronavirus impact on our lives and businesses. And there is a lot of misinformation included in some of what we are reading and hearing.
2020 Housing Forecast Still on the Rise
Want a peak into the 2020 housing market? An article from CalculatedRiskBlog.com provides a convenient table that combines 2020 housing forecasts from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and NAHB.
Confidence in Home Purchase at Record High
Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) hit a record high in July 2019, according to an article on FannieMae.com. They state that the increase results from “Confidence About Not Losing Job” as well as other factors.
Sources Reveal A Shift to Buyer’s Market
For those who have considered buying a home, but have not yet pulled the trigger, this may be the year to make that move. After multiple years of a seller’s market, many sources reflect a shift to a buyer’s market.