The biggest challenge in real estate today is the lack of available houszing for sale. The low houszing supply has caused homes throughout the country to appreciate at a much faster rate than what we’ve experienced historically.
There are many reasons for the limited number of houszes on the market, but as you can see in the graph below, we’re well below where we’ve been for most of the past 10 years. Today, across the country, there is only a 2.4-month supply of houszes available for sale.
The Opportunity This lack of houszes for sale is creating a challenge for many buyers who are growing frustrated in their search. On the other hand, this is a huge opportunity for sellers as low supply is driving up home values. According to CoreLogic, the average housz has appreciated by more than $50,000 over the past year. And for many houszowners, that’s opening new doors as they re-think their needs and use their equity to move up or downsize. According to Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic:
“The average houszowner with a mortgage has more than $200,000 in housz equity as of mid-2021.”
Today, many sellers are taking advantage of low interest rates and the equity they have in their homes to make a move.
Bottom Line The biggest challenge in real estate is the lack of houszes for sale, but this challenge is also an opportunity for sellers. If you’re thinking about selling your housz, let’s connect to start the process.