|Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has some thinking we may be entering a buyers’ market after sellers have had the upper hand for the past several years. Is this really happening?
The market has definitely softened. However, according to two chief economists in the industry, we are a long way from a market that totally favors the purchaser:
In addition, Pulsenomics Inc. recently surveyed over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists and asked this question:
Only 5% said the market has already shifted. Here are the rest of the survey results:
The market is beginning to normalize but that doesn’t mean we will quickly shift to a market favoring the buyer. We believe Ivy Zelman, author of the well-respected ‘Z’ Report, best explained the current confusion:
Are We About to Enter a Buyers’ Market?
Written by Kevin Riffle on . Posted in First Time Home Buyers, Home Buyers, Housing Market Update
Tags: Annapolis homes, Anne Arundel County homes, Baby Boomers, Buying Myths, Housing Market Update, MD home sales, Millennials, Move-up Buyers, Queen Annes County Homes for Sale, real estate
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