Monday, January 30, 2012


Resale of Existing Homes is UP, UP, UP

Regional increases were seen across the board, but had the largest increase in the Northeast which rose by 10.7 percent for the month of December. Next in line was the Midwest, rising 8.3 percent. The South and west followed suite, rising 2.9 and 2.6 percent respectively.
This rise in existing-home sales has led to a dip in available inventory, which is welcome news for many sellers who are facing steep competition. NAR reports "available inventory has trended down since setting a record of 4.04 million in July 2007, and is at the lowest level since March 2005 when there were 2.30 million homes on the market."
Total housing inventory fell a staggering 9.2 percent in December to 2.38 million homes for sale. "The inventory supply suggests many markets will see prices stabilize or grow moderately in the near future," Yun said.

From our FRiends over at   Realty Times...