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Is the Increase in Inventory a Bullish or Bearish Sign for Real Estate??
Dated: October 17 2018
“With the rate of home price appreciation starting to decelerate alongside the uptick in inventory, we expect significant debate whether this is a bullish or bearish sign.”
Is this a sign the market might crash?
“Unsold inventory is at a 4.3-month supply at the current sales pace up from 4.1 months a year ago.”
“After years of record-breaking inventory declines, September’s almost flat inventory signals a big change in the real estate market. Would-be buyers who had been waiting for a bigger selection of homes for sale may finally see more listings materialize. But don’t expect the level to jump dramatically.
Plenty of buyers in the market are scooping up homes as soon as they’re listed, which will keep national increases relatively small for the time being.”
“In our view, the short-term narrative will probably be confusing, but more sustainable growth and affordability will likely be the end result.”
Curtis is a Best Selling Author, the Founder and CEO of The Curtis Johnson Team Powered By eXp Realty, where he runs a dynamic Real Estate Team having sold 5,000 residential homes. The Wall Street Jou....
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