This quick article shares good news! There are finally more folks choosing to transfer their equity into homes they love

Dated: October 27 2021

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There Are More Homes Available Now than There Were This Spring 

Homeowners are starting to capitalize on their "buying power" by transferring all their equity more and more. Even though multiple offers on homes for sale are slowing, national economists still are forecasting over 30% MORE appreciation between now and 2025 - just more gradually continuing!
So, "move up" before interest rates rise in 2022 by an estimated 1% (adds approx $200 monthly to a typical mortgage- lessening "buying power" compared to today by $40,000); "move up or downsize" before the same home continues to appreciate 1/2 -1% monthly; and "move up or downsize" before inflation continues into 2022!
Check out my website to see how I'm helping homeowners begin to learn where they'd most like to move to by comparing new homes with off-market & listed homes. Do it on your own time frame without the stress with my "BuyCharlotteHomesBeforeUSell" Program. Buy what you love when we FIND it (backed by a closing guarantee from my national partner programs, go ahead and move, and then let me pre-market and sell your current local property for more $ after you (and the kids if you have 'em) are out of the house! Only pay one mortgage payment (on the new home) until the listed one closes. Even get 0% equity advance to "touch up" paint and flooring before showing, to sell for the most possible profit.
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There Are More Homes Available Now than There Were This Spring | MyKCM

There’s a lot of talk lately about how challenging it can be to find a home to buy. While housing inventory is still low, there are a few important things to understand about the supply of homes for sale as we move into the end of the year.

The Number of Homes for Sale Usually Peaks in the Fall

In the residential real estate market, trends generally follow a predictable and seasonal pattern. Typically, the number of homes available for sale (or active monthly listings) peaks in the fall. But in a chapter where so little feels normal, the question becomes: should we expect a fall peak this year?

If we look at the active monthly listings for 2021 (shown in the chart below), we’ll see that the number of homes on the market has increased fairly steadily since spring this year. The realtor.com data shows we’re still seeing an increase in active inventory month-over-month. While that gain is a bit smaller month-to-month (see August to September in the chart), September numbers are still up from the month prior.There Are More Homes Available Now than There Were This Spring | MyKCMThe important takeaway here is the latest monthly numbers show growth. At the end of September, buyers had more options to pick from than they did this spring. That’s encouraging for buyers who may have paused their search months ago because they had trouble finding a home. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, sums this up nicely:

“Put simply, this September buyers had more options than they've had all year and while that's typical of early fall, that's not what happened in 2020. Still, it's important to remember that while buyers may have an easier time this fall than they did in the spring, the market remains more competitive than it has been historically at this time of year.” 

As Hale says, a fall peak in inventory is in line with typical seasonal trends. While it’s impossible to say for certain what the future holds for housing inventory, we do know both buyers and sellers have opportunities this season based on the latest data.

What Does That Mean for You?

If you’re thinking of buying a home, rest assured you do have more options now than you did earlier this year – and that’s a welcome relief. That said, today’s market is still highly competitive. This isn’t the time to slow your search. It’s actually the season when the number of homes available for sale tends to peak. Focus on the additional options with renewed energy this season and be prepared for ongoing competition from other buyers.

If you’re considering selling your house, realize that while growing, inventory is still low. Selling now means you’ll be in a great position to negotiate with buyers – and competition among buyers is good news for your bottom line. Eager buyers will likely be motivated to act before the holidays, giving you the benefit of a fast sale.

Bottom Line

Whether you’re buying or selling, there’s still a chance to make your goals a reality this season. Let’s connect so we can discuss what’s going on with the local market and current trends and what they mean for you.

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Wray Farlow

NC/SC Real Estate Broker 29+ years specializing in Charlotte-area new home sales & marketing - VP Sales, Shea Homes & Ryland Homes, 1990’s – 2007, period when 46% of Charlotte-area homes built. -....

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