Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher


Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher

Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher | MyKCM

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices appreciated by 6.9% year-over-year from December 2016 to December 2017 on a national level. This marks the fifth month in a row with at least a 6.9% increase.

Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, gave insight into the reason behind the large appreciation,

“The number of homes for sale has remained very low. Job growth lowered the unemployment rate to 4.1 percent by year’s end, the lowest level in 17 years. Rising income and consumer confidence has increased the number of prospective homebuyers. The net result of rising demand and limited for-sale inventory is a continued appreciation in home prices.”

This is great news for homeowners who have gained nearly $15,000 in equity (on average) in their homes over the last year! Those homeowners who had been on the fence as to whether or not to sell will be pleasantly surprised to find out that they now have an even larger profit to help cover a down payment on their dream homes.

As we near the traditionally busy spring buyers season, there is still hope for buyers as mortgage rates remain low compared to recent decades. The report also predicted that home price appreciation will slow slightly, rising by 4.3% by this time next year.

Bottom Line

If you are looking to enter the housing market, as either a buyer or a seller, let’s get together to go over exactly what’s going on in our neighborhood and discuss your options!

Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher

Rosemarie Rivicci

NYS Associate Broker

Barbara Corregano RE

917-846-5795

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RealtorRose

I am a NYS Licensed Associate Broker affiliated with Barbara Corregano Real Estate. As a full service realtor I will be with you every step of the way from our first meeting to the last, the final closing of your property! The wishes and desires of my clients are a priority to me. With 92% of buyers and sellers starting their search on the Internet, my marketing strategy is heavily focused on just that! As a native Staten Islander I know all the nooks and crannies of the Island and pass that knowledge on to everyone I am working with. A professional with expert negotiating skills and a keen knowledge of the real estate market is someone you want on your side of the real estate transaction. I pride myself in going above and beyond and giving you the customer service you deserve. Feel free to see what your Staten Island home is worth, search for homes in Staten Island or contact me for questions or assistance at 917-846-5795

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