(PRWEB) June 24, 2012
The new Homes.org monthly home sales report examines data from the National Association of Realtors® May Existing-Home Sales report. The Homes.org analysis outlines key findings for existing home sales and forecasts what sellers and buyers are likely to see in the months to come based on the market activity in May.
The NAR May Existing Home Sales Report revealed that changes in supply and demand are creating shifts in markets across the country. Even though overall sales were down from last month real estate agents and industry experts are optimistic given the improvement in prices and increased buyer interest.
Key Findings in the May 2012 Existing Home Sales Report Include:
Compared to last month, home sales in May decreased across all regions expect the Midwest which saw a 1% increase. The Northeast experienced the largest drop in sales at 4.8%, followed by the West at 3.4% and the South at 0.6%. The Midwest region sales rose 1%. However, the median priced rose in all four regions compared to a year ago.
Top Factors Effecting Home Sales
Though home sales were down, it was a direct correlation to the decrease in available inventory. It appears that we’re reaching a period where there are more interested buyers than there are homes for sale. Moe Veissi, NAR President and broker-owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., said "we are hearing a lot about multiple bidding and quick sales in areas with tight supply, with competition between first-time buyers and cash investors, who have a significant advantage," he said.
May statistics suggest that the real estate market is going through a period of transition in which the tables have turned on the number of buyers versus available homes. We’ll likely see higher home sales than last year but relatively modest month-over-month gains. The biggest difference this summer will probably be a significant increase in multiple offer situations and home selling at or higher than list price.
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