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.

For-sale home inventory drops at fastest pace in 4 years, Zillow says

The number of for-sale homes hitting the market is dropping at its fastest pace in almost four years

Buying a home is still cheaper than renting, but inventory woes limit choice

Although house prices are rising fast, it still remains cheaper to own than it is to rent according to a new report from CNBC. But the problem isn’t one of cost, it’s actually finding a home to buy.

New home sales close to record high as inventory bites

New home sales rose for the third consecutive month in March 2017, according to new data from the Commerce Department.

Spring housing market is “strongest ever” for sellers, but that’s bad news for buyers…

Home buyers are left with fewer options on the market than they’ve seen in decades due to the inventory squeeze.

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