Items Tagged with 'seller's market'


  • From HW Magazine

    HOT or NOT May: What's trending in housing right now

    Trump administration looks into housing finance reform
    President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of the Treasury to compile reports on the reform of government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking into whether the White House interfered with aid approved for Puerto Rico as the island recovered from 2017’s Hurricane Maria.
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  • New home sales pick up the pace on lower mortgage rates

    Housing market strongest in a year
    Sales of new homes rose in February to the highest level in almost a year as lower mortgage rates enticed buyers. New homes are considered a leading indicator of the spring market because they can take about six months to finish and families who want to move before the start of the school year in September have to sign contracts earlier than existing homebuyers.
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  • Americans agree: Time is right to sell, but not to buy

    Home prices created widening gap on buyer vs. seller market
    The gap in confidence continues to widen between the share of consumers who say now is a good time to buy and those that say now is a good time to sell. The net "good time to sell" share is now double the net "good time to buy" share, with record high percentages of consumers citing home prices as the primary reason for both perceptions.
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  • More Americans than ever say now is a bad time to buy a home

    Fannie Mae home purchase sentiment index falls from all-time high
    After hitting its all-time high in June, Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index decreased in July as less Americans showed confidence in the housing market. Not only do they continue to say now is a bad time to buy a home, but now a higher share also answered that now is a bad time to sell.
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  • It’s official: Fannie Mae survey shows it’s a seller’s market

    Housing sentiment drops slightly in May
    Fannie Mae’s consumer sentiment survey shows for the second time in the survey’s history, more consumers claim it is a good time to sell than those who claim it’s a good time to buy a home. But Fannie Mae warns the lack of housing supply is making seller’s hesitant to list their homes over concerns about finding a new home in the competitive market.
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  • Pro Teck: Home prices up 9.02% annually in February

    Here are the top 10 CBSAs with the largest percent increase
    Home prices continued to rise as the market approaches the spring home-buying season, with the average home selling price increasing 9.02% annually in February 2016. This month Pro Teck Valuation Services’ Home Value Forecast also includes the top 10 CBSAs with largest 12-month percent increase.
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  • Home appraisal values still below homeowner price expectations

    Appraised values nearly 2% less than what sellers expect
    Quicken Loans announced the average appraised values in December were 1.8% lower than homeowners valued their home. According to its monthly HPPI, December is the 11th straight month when appraised values were lower than homeowners expected, although December marks the fourth month the gap between the two values have narrowed.
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