You are hearing everywhere that the available home inventory is low. It has also been reported that there have been fewer homes sales so far this year. This makes it look like both supply and demand are down for the year.
In reality, neither is true. It can all be confusing so here is a blog post to unravel the mystery.
In short, the decrease in home sales is a bit of a mirage. Due to lags in reporting, the true number of sales for January through June of 2014 will not be known for a few more weeks. When all is said and done, we'll be with a percent or two of last year's numbers.
Thus, while inventory is historically low, this is not because there are fewer sellers. For all practical purposes, we've had the same number of sellers this year as last year. Supply is steady even though inventory is low.
At the same time, buyer demand is through the roof and much higher than the sale numbers show. This is because of the "multiple offer" situation. A high percentage of homes that come on the market have multiple offers. For every one that sells, two or three other buyers are left to continue their search. If there was more inventory, we'd have 20% or 30 % or more sales so far this year.
Bottom Line: Supply is steady, not down. Demand is up, big time. Read more about the whole market situation HERE.
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Source : Colorado Home Realty