Much of the real estate analysis is pointing to continued tight inventory in the spring. Winter can be a great time of year to buy if you are ready. It may also be the best opportunity for first-time buyers who also benefit from lower interest rates. Don’t be left sitting on the sidelines in 2018.
Low inventory across the country will continue to remain a challengefor homebuyers in 2018. Experts state that low new housing starts and soaring prices are keeping purchase numbers down. First-time buyers and millennials are the most impacted by the lack of affordable housing. As more homeowners see the difficulties of affording a new home in this climate, they may choose to stay in their current homes longer, which will also impact inventory. Based on a recent survey, Zillow predicts that the shortage of affordable homes will also push housing prices to climb more than 4% in 2018, exacerbating the problem and forcing millennials to remain renters.
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