Act now! 10 major housing markets with the shortest supply of homes

By Melinda Fulmer of MSN Real Estate

In these cities, demand is high and buyers are pouncing on listings as soon as they hit the market. Many homes are getting multiple offers and selling above list price. How did Seattle rank? Read on to find out!

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm
Joanie Brennan | Category: National Real Estate News, Seattle Real Estate | Tagged ,

Real Estate Record: All-Time Low Inventory of New Homes For Sale

Sam DeBord – SeattleHome.com

The total number of new homes for sale in the U.S. hit its lowest point on record in January, creating a stronger seller’s market for home builders and rising new construction prices. The lack of construction for the past few years has created a dearth of available new homes in many parts of the country, and most undeveloped and partially-developed land sits stagnant as lending for new construction remains tight.

The inventory of new homes fell to a 5.6 month supply. At the same time, new home prices increased by 0.3% and new home sales rose 3.5%, as compared to the previous year at this time. While new households have been created at a consistent rate during the past five years, there has been little construction to compensate, and the market is likely to continue tightening in terms of inventory and rising in terms of prices. Read entire article>

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Joanie Brennan | Category: Seattle Real Estate | Tagged , ,