Buyers Expect the House Hunt to Get Easier
Home buyers are up against limited inventories of homes for sale and struggling to triumph in a competitive market. But they’re hopeful for a turnaround over the next few months.
Thirty-three percent of prospective buyers recently surveyed are hopeful that it will be easier to find a home over the coming months—an improvement from 25% who said so a year ago, according to the latest Housing Trends Report, produced by the National Association of Home Builders. Still, the majority--61%—of buyers expect home searches to become more difficult or stay the same in the future.
But why are some buyers more hopeful? More new and existing homes were sold during the first quarter of 2021 compared to a year earlier.
Millennial buyers may be the most upbeat about more prospects opening up in the coming months: 26% in the first quarter of 2020 believed more inventory was coming, compared to 42% in the first quarter of 2021. Other age segments weren’t as hopeful that the market would usher in more housing inventory.
Buyers in the Northeast also were the most optimistic compared to other regions of the country.
Source: National Association of Realtors, Realtor Magazine.
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