March 2016 Market Report

Market Report Real TrendsThe latest real estate news in March of 2016 by REAL Trends

 

Home Ownership: Great Investment

Home Ownership

Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year

This is the 48th consecutive month with year-over-year price gains.

Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist says that, “The main issue continues to be a supply & affordability problem. Finding the right property at an affordable price is burdening many potential buyers.”

Inventory is still below historic normals at a 4.4 month supply.

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Home Prices Up 5.76%

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Why Americans Move

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The Difference Interest Rate Make

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The changing face of the American homeowner

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New Construction Home Sales Surge By 5.7%

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Millennials and Housing

Housingwire published a story that loanDepot interviewed 1,000 parents of Millennial-aged children and 1,000 adults ages 18-38 to see what the financial relationship is like between the two. The study found that 85% of Millennials plan to own a home someday; however, how they will afford it is a different story.

Seventeen percent of parents said they plan to help their children buy homes, while only 11% expect to be paid back (check out the bottom, left of the graph below).

Oddly enough, the percent of parents expecting to be paid back is significantly lower than the 43% of Millennials who plan on repaying their parents.

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