Thursday, July 18, 2013

Homebuilding Plagued by Shortages ... Where have all the builders gone?


Great Article and Food for Thought.

As you read this article posted in the Daily Real Estate News put out by the National Association of Realtors. Read between the lines. What they are also telling us is that there is a shortage of men and women coming into the construction trade. The numbers for the next generation of builders / contractors are dwindling. Skilled labor seems to be falling by the wayside as the newer generation is looking for careers in different fields. Could be great opportunities for anyone willing to do the work.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Home Prices on the Rise

Yes Home Prices are on the Rise.

     Do the shortage of homes to sell, prices are creeping up. It's all about supply and demand. There are more buyers then sellers... so multiple offers for the same home has become the norm. Buyers assuming the highest price is going to win (which sometimes is the case) will offer asking price or higher than asking price in hopes of getting the home of their dreams. That raises the bar for the next comparable home going on the market. But wait there's more. Interest rates are starting to climb. This is creating an even greater rush to purchase. So all in all ..... it should be a pretty busy summer in the real estate market. Below I've posted an article from the National Association of Realtors on line magazine. Anyway ..... Happy Fourth of July to all. Hope it's a great and safe one.