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Why You May Want To Start Your Housz Search Today



If you’re thinking about buying a housz, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher mortgage rates, today’s housz prices, and more to try to decide if you want to jump into the market. While some buyers may wait things out, there’s a reason serious buyers are making moves right now, and that’s the growing number of houszes for sale.

So far this year, houszing inventory has been increasing and that’s making the prospect of finding your dream housz less difficult. While there are always reasons you could delay making a big decision, there are also always reasons to consider moving forward. And having a growing number of options for your housz search may be exactly what you needed to feel more confident in making a move.

What’s Causing Houszing Inventory To Grow? As new data comes out, we're getting an updated picture of why houszing supply is increasing so much this year. As Bill McBride, Author of Calculated Risk, explains:

We are seeing a significant change in inventory, but no pickup in new listings. Most of the increase in inventory so far has been due to softer demand - likely because of higher mortgage rates.” Basically, the inventory growth is primarily from houszes staying on the market a bit longer (known as active listings). And that’s happening because higher mortgage rates and housz prices have helped moderate the peak frenzy of buyer demand. The graph below uses data from realtor.com to show how much active listings have risen over the past five months as a result (shown in green):


Why This Growth Is Good News for You Regardless of the source, the increase in available houszing supply is good for buyers. More houszing supply actively for sale means you have more options as your search for your next housz. A recent article from realtor.com explains just how significant the inventory growth has been and why it’s good news for your plans to buy:

“Nationally, the inventory of houszes actively for sale on a typical day in July increased by 30.7% over the past year, the largest increase in inventory in the data history and higher than last month’s growth rate of 18.7% which was itself record-breaking. This amounted to 176,000 more houszes actively for sale on a typical day in July compared to the previous year and more choice for buyers who are still looking for a new housz.

The growth this year is certainly good news for you, especially if you’ve had trouble finding a housz that meets your needs. If you start your search today, those additional options should make it less difficult to find a housz than it would have been over the past two years.

Bottom Line If you’re ready to jump into the market and take advantage of the increasing supply of houszes for sale, let’s connect today. The opportunity is knocking, will you answer?

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