Lack of Homes for Sale Slowing Down the Housing Market

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The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year that the housing market races forward again.

房屋市場危機終於解除,市場完全復甦,房價上漲,銷售量大增,廉價出售屋(銀行屋和短售屋)大幅下降,2017年將是房地產市場再次回升的一年。

However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory. While buyer demand looks like it will remain strong throughout the winter, supply is not keeping up.

然而,有件事可能會對市場有影響:出售屋庫存的缺乏。雖然買家需求在整個冬季仍將保持強勁,但供應量卻跟不上。

Here are the thoughts of a few industry experts on the subject:
以下為幾位專家對這個問題的看法:

National Association of Realtors
國家房地產經紀人協會

“Total housing inventory at the end of December dropped 10.8%…which is the lowest level since NAR began tracking the supply of all housing types in 1999. Inventory has fallen year-over-year for 19 straight months and is at a 3.6-month supply at the current sales pace.”

“12月底的出售屋庫存量下降了10.8%… 這是自NAR自1999年開始追踪出售屋供應量以來的最低點。庫存量連續19個月下降,目前庫存量為3.6個月。”

Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist for Realtor.com
Realtor.com 首席經濟學家 Jonathan Smoke

“More than two-thirds of the markets are seeing less inventory now compared to a year ago.”

“與一年前相比,超過三分之二的市場目前庫存量減少。”

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR
NAR 首席經濟學家 Lawrence Yun

“The dismal number of listings in the affordable price range is squeezing prospective first-time buyers the most. As a result, young households are missing out on the wealth gains most homeowners have accrued from the 41% cumulative rise in existing home prices since 2011.”

“在可負擔得起的價格範圍內的出售屋數量太少是阻擋首次購屋者購屋的主要原因,因此,許多年輕家庭失去了大多數屋主從2011年以來因房價上漲41%而累積增長中的財富收益。”

Sam Khater, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic
CoreLogic 副首席經濟學家 Sam Khater

“The lack of affordable supply is really driving up home prices.”

“缺乏可負擔得起的供應量推高了房價。”

Peter Muoio, Chief Economist at Auction.com
Auction.com 首席經濟學家
 
Peter Muoio

“Tight housing inventory remains a constraining factor limiting stronger sales growth…

We expect further price growth to entice more homeowners to list their homes, particularly as existing homeowners have greater equity.”

“緊縮的出售屋庫存量仍然是限制銷售量增長的因素…

我們預計持續高漲的房價將吸引更多的屋主出售房屋,特別是現有的屋主擁有更多抵押資產。”

Bottom Line
結論

If you are thinking of selling, now may be the time. Demand for your house will be strong at a time when there is very little competition. That could lead to a quick sale for a really good price.

如果你正在考慮出售房屋,現在正是好時機,對於你的房屋的需求將是強大的,並少有競爭,這可導致以高價快速出售成功。

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