The Nation’s real estate market is significantly under-supplied.According to the most recent research from Freddie Mac, the United States has a housing supply deficit of 3.8 million units.The available inventory today is lower than it has ever been in the last 40 years and is 3.5x lower than the peak of 2008.The reason why available inventory is so low, is the low amount of new home starts that have occurred over the last 15 years.Builders have faced many obstacles trying to keep up with housing demand including supply chain issues, labor supply, land availability, water availability, and stricter approval processes.Fewer new homes were built in the decade ending 2018 than any other decade since the 1960’s.The reality is, the obstacles builders face are unlikely to change significantly in the foreseeable future.Low inventory is likely to persist.An under-supplied market is a key reason leading economists do not expect home prices to crash even while the market cools off.
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Fun Facts • December 9, 2022
by Fort Collins
Fun Facts Months of Supply As measured by months of supply, we have a strong Seller’s market in Northern Colorado. Both Larimer County and Weld County measure at 1.6 months of supply. That means, at the current pace of sales, it would take only about 6 weeks to sell all of the existing homes for sale. The measurement becomes even […]
Fun Facts More New Nationally, new home inventory as a percentage of the total inventory just hit a record high. 26% of all properties currently available for sale are brand new homes. To put this in perspective, in 2018 it was 14%. From 2000 to 2008 it bounced between 10% and 15% Locally, we notice even higher numbers. In […]
Fun Facts In Demand For evidence that the Front Range is a desirable place to live and own real estate, look no further than the average price of our real estate. According to the National Association of Realtors, the average price of a home in the United States is $486,000. Compare that to the average price in our major […]