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Will Cooling Temperatures Bring Cooling Home Prices and a Shifting Market?

From all indications of the 2021 Fall Housing Market Outlook, home price growth  is slowing, and buyers are a bit less frantic than earlier in the year. That does not  mean however that the real estate market is cooling off. It may be an indicator of  some normalcy in the market, but it’s too early to know if that’s where the market  is headed, or if this is just a small market adjustment. Time will tell so stay tuned. 

Mortgage interest rates should remain stable as the Federal Reserve has indicated  they will keep rates low for the time being, especially with the continued threat of  COVID-19 variants coupled with fears of inflation.  

Housing inventory will remain low, however currently it may be easier for buyers  as the competition is cooling off. Some buyers have indicated they need to take a  break from the prior market frenzy and regroup as they are emotionally worn out. 

Currently we are not experiencing high numbers of multiple offers on the same  property as in months gone by. Currently, we are seeing one, two, or maybe  three offers on the same property.  

Sales are still strong, and supply is still low, it will take a more meaningful shift in  the housing pipeline to meet demand. The National Association of REALTORS®  (NAR) released a report earlier this summer, Housing Is Critical Infrastructure:  Social and Economic Benefits of Building More Housing,  

(https://www.nar.realtor/political-advocacy/housing-is-critical-infrastructure)  that called the state of America’s housing stock “dire”. 

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“There is a strong desire for homeownership across this country, but the lack of  supply is preventing too many Americans from achieving that dream,” says Dr.  Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “It’s clear from the findings of this report  and from the conditions we’ve observed in the market over the past few years  that we’ll need to do something dramatic to close this gap.” 

If you are a buyer who took time out to breath and regroup, now may be the  perfect time to reach back out to your REALTOR® and jump back in as the market, for the moment, is much less frantic than before. 

Source: National Association of REALTORS, Florida REALTORS, Inman News

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