A decade ago, the housing sector was in a mess. The mistakes of easy subprime lending resulted ultimately in the catastrophic collapse of the housing sector. Home values collapsed by a third nationwide, and the inventory of unsold homes spiked to unprecedented heights. Miami, for example, at one point was said to have 30 years of housing inventory.
Fortunately, after many years of sobering up, with proper lending and consistent job creations in the economy, the housing market has regained some health, with higher home sales and a very low foreclosure rate. However, the industry today is facing a different kind of crisis: not enough homes for sale.
The inventory of homes on the market last year in 2017 was one of the tightest ever. In early 2018, it is even worse. In the first quarter, the number of homes on the market averaged 1.59 million, which is down 8.4% from the same period one year ago. Strictly focusing on single-family home listings, this is the lowest inventory since the tracking of the data from the early 1980s.
(TNS)—With housing inventory far lower than demand and mortgage rates poised to rise, it’s going to be a competitive market for homebuyers this spring.
If you’re looking to buy a home this season, here’s how to prepare yourself to enter the fray.
Get your financial house in order. Unless you plan on paying for the house in cash, you’ll need to apply for a mortgage. No matter how streamlined the process is, you’ll still need to gather a significant amount of documentation to give an accurate financial picture to the lender.
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Located in Millville, NJ this home features an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and double sink open to Family room. Family room has gas fireplace and skylights for extra lighting. Tiled foyer, separate dining room and formal living room. Spacious bedrooms, bathrooms have tile flooring and surround, partial basement. New roof, two car attached garage with auto door opener, rear concrete patio, large fenced-in backyard. Holly Height Elementary School, easily accesible to Routes 49 and 55.
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