The housing market is burning a trail through its way back to 2007 prices. Is it a bubble?
This is a question no one can answer with certainty. What’s certain is that there are the few elements driving the increases, including:
- Interest rates
Low interest rates have been in place for some time now, and they have brought some balance to an unstable market. When these rates are coupled with constrained inventory, home prices are increasing by leaps and bounds. Inventory levels are a gauge for future values of properties, and the levels have been low since the middle of last year and continuing to shrink.
For those who thought they would never hear it again… what a great time to be a seller.
The market has been brutal to buyers. Most properties are receiving multiple offers and under value properties are receiving 30 to 40 offers. Only time will tell where the dust will settle.