Vail Real Estate Blog

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low

Posted by Matt Dannals on August 09, 2017 in No Category
Spring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of their dream home. Homeowners, in preparation for the increased demand, are enticed to list their house for sale and move on to the home that will better fit their needs. New data from CoreLogic shows that even though buyers came out in force, as predicted, homeowners did not make the jump to list their home in the second quarter of th... read more
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If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components of your monthly mortgage payment (home prices and interest rates) are both projected to increase as the year moves forward, and interest rates may increase rather dramatically. Here are some predictions on where rates will be by the end of the year: Freddie Mac “While full employment and rising inflation are signs of a strong economy, they also have the p... read more
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#1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New Construction

Posted by Matt Dannals on May 18, 2017 in No Category
The biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, that number is below four months. This is the major reason home prices have continued to appreciate at higher levels than historic averages. The good news is that builders are now starting to build more homes in lower price ranges. Builder Confidence is Up The Housing Market Index from the National Association o... read more
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#1 Reason to List Your House for Sale, NOW!

Posted by Matt Dannals on May 30, 2017 in  Sellers
If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale  The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory: “Last month’s dip in closings was somewhat expected given that there was such a strong sales increase in March at 4.2 percent, and new and existing inventory is not keeping up with the f... read more
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3 Charts That Shout, ‘List Your Home Today!’

Posted by Matt Dannals on April 25, 2017 in  Sellers
In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise. SUPPLY The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 3.8-month supply. This is considerably lower than the 6-month supply necessary for a normal market.   DEMAND Every month NAR reports on the number of buyers out in the market looking for ... read more
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