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March 22, 2016
by Shayla Concannon

Housing Market To “Spring Forward” This Year

Be prepared to act fast in this spring housing market.  Current housing inventory is low and buyers demand is high.  Sellers have the advantage.  


Source: Spring Housing Market

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon spring forward! Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market.

Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest, and traditionally they would have been right.

Buyer demand has seasonality to it, which usually falls off in the winter months, especially in areas of the country impacted by arctic temperatures and conditions.

That hasnt happened this year.

Demand for housing has remained strong as mortgage rates have remained near historic lows.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the top 10 dates sellers listed their homes in 2015 all fell in April, May or June.

Those who act quickly and list now could benefit greatly from additional exposure to buyers prior to a flood of more competition coming to market in the next few months.

Bottom Line

If you are planning on selling your home in 2016, meet with a local real estate professional to evaluate the opportunities in your market.


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