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How many new-home sales do we need for the market to look normal? If we compare the share of new-home sales to total sales, that share needs to more than double. In April, new-home sales made up about 11.9 percent of all home sales, which is a little more than half of the historical average of 23.6 percent.feedback
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May 23 2017
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We looked at the share of flips that actually had work done to them using building permit records and that is also near an all-time high. There [are] opportunities across all spectrums, because the inventory of starter and trade-up homes has dropped the most, we don't think there's a lot of activity going on there.feedback

It's good news for homeowners, but not so great news for homebuyers who have seen prices outpace incomes for most of the housing market recovery.feedback

I think this is good news in light of the fact that millennials now make up the largest pool of potential new households. Though many are still living with their parents, they eventually will move out.feedback

Inventory woes continue to introduce supply gridlock for homebuyers. Those who want to sell their home might not do so because finding another home is difficult.feedback

As your income goes up you tend to buy a bigger house or add more space and that increases the value of your house.feedback

Many of the metros that saw the highest income growth have been in places that have been slow to recover from the recession.feedback

June represents the fifth straight month of flat or decreasing year-over-year price gains, but homebuyers are still being challenged as prices outpace income growth.feedback

Homebuilders continue to thrive on healthy demand while homebuyers remain stifled by anemic inventory.feedback

While the millennial homeownership rate continues to decline, it's important to note that the decrease could be just as likely due to new renter household formation as it is their ability to buy homes. Certainly low inventory and affordability isn't helping their efforts to own, but moving out of their parents' basement and into a rental unit is also a good sign for the housing market.feedback

May's existing home sales numbers suggest that healthy demand continues to support a recovering housing market, but that inventory woes are preventing a full recovery to pre-recession levels.feedback

Many would-be young homebuyers tell us that saving up for a down payment and finding a suitable home are obstacles that are keeping them from buying a home, even though they aspire to do so.feedback

A lack of starter home affordability is becoming problematic in places outside of California. Starter home affordability is down most in Oakland, CA, but is beginning to take a hit in Denver, Portland, Seattle, and central Florida.feedback

Single family builders are slowly, but surely, gaining ground on what has been a strong four years for multifamily construction.feedback

Consumers are increasingly worried about tight inventory when finding a home, and rightly so. Low inventory has been, and will continue to be, a strong headwind for househunters.feedback

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