March

Buyers showing patience

Sharing data on the home search process can help buyers better manage expectations.1 The latest numbers from the National Association of Home Builders:

  • Of those intending to buy a home in the next 12 months, 54% have been searching for a property for at least three months.
  • Among long-term lookers‚ the #1 reason for not finding the right home is price (49% of respondents). Other top hurdles: a home’s features (40%)‚ the neighborhood (38%)‚ and being outbid in a competitive market (21%).
  • A majority of those still in the hunt do not plan on giving up: 61% said they will continue searching in their preferred location.

As always‚ it is a pleasure staying in touch.

1Jann Swanson, “Buyers persist in search for the dream home,” Mortgage News Daily, last updated December 4, 2018.

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