Up until recently, the hyper-competitive market was starting to discourage potential home buyers. In fact, in March 2018 the number of buyers requesting home tours dropped 1.4% nationally, and the number of buyers writing offers dropped nearly 2% (according to the Redfin Housing Demand Index).
However, according to the Demand Index, in April, newly listed homes for sale were up an impressive 6.6% year-over-year. It looks like the tides are (finally) starting to turn for potential home buyers.
The TakeawayThis increase in inventory should make it a bit easier out there for potential home buyers. So if you’ve been thinking about purchasing a home, now is a great time to make a move.