Here’s the top reason why home owners should list their home right now: Home prices are on the rise!
NBC News recently reported that home prices have increased 7.7 percent in the year through June.
Home buyers wanting to enter the market before prices climb even higher have only encouraged this upward momentum.
What Else Home Sellers Should Know About the National Market
NBC News revealed even more interesting data about the current state of the national housing market and its submarkets:
- The Federal Housing Finance Agency reported that June home prices were 17 percent higher than a year earlier in the Pacific area, including California and Washington.
- In the Mountain region (which includes Nevada and Arizona), home prices increased 11 percent.
- Meanwhile the Middle Atlantic region (which includes New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) saw home prices increase by 2.5 percent.
- The National Association of Realtors reported that the median price of previously owned homes increased 13.7 percent for the year through July. That figure was $213,500.
- Sales of previously owned homes increased by 6.5 percent in July to the fastest pace since November 2009.
- The inventory of homes for sale is around 5.1 months nationally right now.
Experts do caution that higher borrowing costs may end up pricing some buyers out of the market, consequently slowing the pace of home sales.
For instance, mortgage applications for both home purchases and refinances decreased for a second straight week recently as rates increased, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Still, experts note that home prices are still relatively affordable by historical standards in most local markets, encouraging continued activity.
They added that the continued increase in home sales and home prices will depend heavily on the health of the overall job market.
National Real Estate Experts
Check back soon for more updates on the current state of the national housing market and how it’s affecting local markets in your community.
Whether you’re a home buyer or home seller, we’re here to provide you with valuable information that will help you navigate the market. To learn about home values in your particular Ann Arbor neighborhood, contact us at The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.