Inadequate Inventory Driving Prices Up

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The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed a direct correlation between a lack of inventory and rising prices.

全國房地產經紀人協會(NAR)的最新現有房屋銷售報告顯示了庫存缺乏與價格上漲之間的直接關係。

We are all familiar with the concept of supply and demand. As the demand for an item increases the supply of that same item goes down, driving prices up.

我們都熟悉供求的概念,隨著需求的增加,如供應下降,價格即上漲。

Year-over-year inventory levels have dropped each of the last 18 months, as inventory now stands at a 4.0-month supply, well below the 6.0-month supply needed for a ‘normal’ market.

房地產過去18個月的平均庫存逐年下降,庫存現在處於4個月的供應量,遠低於“正常”市場需要的6個月供應量。

The median price of homes sold in November (the latest data available) was $234,900, up 6.8% from last year and marking the 57th consecutive month with year-over-year gains.

11月份出售房屋的平均價位(最新數據)為$234,900美元,比去年同期增長6.8%,連續第57個月房價持續增長。

NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun had this to say:

NAR的首席經濟學家Lawrence Yun說:

“Existing housing supply at the beginning of the year was inadequate and is now even worse heading into 2017. Rental units are also seeing this shortage. As a result, both home prices and rents continue to far outstrip incomes in much of the country.”

“今年年初的現有住房供應不足,到2017年更加糟糕。租賃房屋也出現這種短缺,因此房價和租金繼續遠超過大部分居民的收入。”

But there is good news about rising prices. More and more homeowners are recovering from a negative equity situation and learning that they are able to sell their homes and either move up to their dream home or downsize to a property that will better suit their needs. Look for these homes to come to market soon.

但價格上漲還是有好消息。越來越多的屋主正在從負資產狀況中恢復,了解他們能夠賣掉房屋,搬到夢想家園或縮小到更適合他們需求的房屋,而這些房屋很快即將上市。

Bottom Line
結論

Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. Listing your home in the winter attracts serious buyers who are looking to close the transaction quickly.

買家的需求繼續超過房屋的出售供應量。您的房屋如在冬季上市出售,可吸引正在尋求快速交易的認真買家。

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