"Nationally, housing inventory dropped to its lowest level on record in 2017 Q1. The number of homes on the market dropped for the eighth consecutive quarter, falling 5.1% over the past year." Freddie Mac "Tight housing inventory has been an important feature of the housing market at least since 2016.

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That population growth continued to drive housing prices past the record-high levels that were hit in 2014 and 2015 and again in 2016. Since 2012, the median price on a single-family house in the Dallas area has shot up more than 50 percent. So far this year, the median price has gone up another 12.32 percent.

Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac speaks to DS News on what’s causing the affordability crunch and the factors that are likely to impact the housing market in 2019. Editor’s Note.

There was pent-up demand.” That boom in luxury development has led to oversupply in high-end housing inventory, she said. The oversupply – combined with stock market volatility, the wane in some.

While the inventory situation appears to be improving, the Denver housing market is still well below the 5- to 6-month supply level that economists consider to be a "balanced" market. So home buyers will want to give themselves plenty of time to find a suitable property. Overall, the Denver real estate market is beginning to shift to favor buyers over sellers. In past years, inventory shortages and soaring demand put sellers in the driver’s seat. But that is now changing.

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The housing market picked up in March as buyers closed on 7,072 single-family homes. Demand for rental homes spiked 18.4 percent. >>>The median sale price for a single-family home was $240,000.

 · The market will continue to strengthen in 2019. However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory! Buyer demand naturally increases during the summer months, but supply has not kept up. Here are.

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Home prices within the Chicago area housing market leveled off during 2018, and modest gains are predicted through 2019 and into 2020. This is largely the result of inventory growth within the local real estate market. The metro area’s population, meanwhile, has remained nearly flat over the past decade.

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