According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report, national home prices in August were up 5.5% from August 2017. This marks the first time since June 2016 that home prices did not appreciate by at least 6.0% year-over-year.
CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft gave some insight into this change,
One of the major factors that has driven prices to accelerate at a pace of between 6-7% over the past two years was the lack of inventory available for sale in many areas of the country. This made houses a prized commodity which forced many buyers into bidding wars and drove prices even higher.
According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Existing Home Sales Report, we are starting to see more inventory come to market over the last few months. This, paired with patient buyers who are willing to wait to find the right homes, is creating a natural environment for price growth to slow.
Historically, prices appreciated at a rate of 3.7% (from 1987-1999). CoreLogic predicts that prices will continue to rise over the next year at a rate of 4.7%.
As the housing market moves closer to a ‘normal market’ with more inventory for buyers to choose from, home prices will start to appreciate at a more ‘normal’ level, and that’s ok! If you are curious about home prices in your area, talk to a local real estate professional who can show you what’s going on!
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Houses and Condos We Need for Buyers
As I mentioned above, the inventory is quite low. This week, we have 4 buyers that we are working with to find houses and condos for.
We need homes for the following buyers now.
The next person we are looking for is a buyer who is looking purchase a condo. The buyer can spend about $200k. The condo fee should not exceed 300/month. The ideal location would be Framingham, Natick, Holliston, Ashland but we are “open” to other areas.
The next buyer is a 1st time buyer who is looking to purchase in Watertown, Natick or Framingham. This buyer can spend up to 475k.
We have a buyer who is looking in Dedham for About 400k – One level living is the most important factor.
If you know of anyone who may have a house or condo which fits these folks, reach out to me @