NAR economist Yun calls for new home construction to solve the inventory crisis



Unemployment rates are at their lowest level since 2000, while the economy is by all accounts running strong. But although these conditions might normally seem ideal for the real estate market

Home sales fall again as low inventory leaves buyers with fewer options



Existing home sales have failed to gain much traction in the past month, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors released last week.

New household formation fails to keep up with population growth



The United States should be adding around one million new households each year if it follows current population trends, but that’s not happening according to a new report by Freddie Mac economists.

Home buyers growing increasingly desperate as inventory whittles away



A growing number of home shoppers are becoming so frustrated with today’s seller’s market that they’re making more aggressive moves in order to find a property that meets their requirements.

Granny flats on the rise as cities battle against inventory shortage



So-called “granny flats”, which generally means specialized housing units for older in-laws, are seeing their popularity surge in a number of housing-starved areas across the country, according to media reports.

Housing density concerns rise as developers look to relieve inventory shortage



Some of the U.S.’s biggest metro areas have a shortfall in the number of available, affordable homes. With cities struggling to keep up with demand, some developers are planning to get around it by razing larger, single-family homes in order to build smaller properties, closer together. However, some city residents are unhappy with the idea, […]

Home prices surge again in Q3 as lack of inventory bites hard



Disappearing inventories are pushing home prices up at a rapid pace in almost all major metro areas, according to the National Association of Realtors.

NAR’s Yun: Inventory shortages mean there are no cheap homes left on the market



Last July saw an unexpected slump in the number of home sales, and experts say it could be a sign that the market has just become too expensive for “normal” buyers.

Trulia analysis reveals low inventory causes ‘hurried’ homebuying



Trulia has published the findings of its latest Inventory and Price Watch index, finding that falling inventory is strongly correlated with how long homes stay on the market.

New home sales growth held back by tight inventory supply



Sales of new homes increased by 0.8 percent in June, but experts say they would have been much higher if only buyers had more options to choose from.

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