First Time Homebuyers – Spring 2014 Market Information

 

 

The housing market is still far from normal. On a positive note, the pipeline of foreclosure inventory has shrunk, new delinquencies have declined, and home prices have surged. However, we have not settled into a stable supply and demand equilibrium.

There is still a historically low share of first-time homebuyers, currently trending at 27% of sales based on the prior three months, as compared to the normal share of about a third of buyers.

 

 

First-time buyers (% of existing home sales) 

 

If you're waiting to make your first move, please consider contacting a repuatable lender right away.  (I'm happy to share the contact information for some of Portland's best lenders)  It's a very detailed process, but I'm happy to help walk you through it.  Once you've been approved for a mortgage, we can start looking.

 

With thanks for the report from the Merrill Lynch housing research department, and Bill Denton, Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor.   If you would like to speak with a wealth manager, please call me for a recommendation and more information.

 

 

 

 

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Posted on March 20, 2014 at 9:06 pm
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