Friday, May 23, 2008
The National Association of Realtors reported lower sales volume, higher inventory, and a year-over-year price decline of 8.0 percent but maintained that the housing market is "better positioned for a turnaround".
As long as sales continue to decline, inventory continues to grow, and prices continue to tumble, the "positioning" should continue to get even better in the months ahead. In fact, you might say that the "positioning for a turnaround" has improved almost every month for more than two years now.
We just might reach optimal "positioning" sometime next year.
The realtors' trade group reported a one percent decline in the sales of existing homes from March to April, a 17.5 percent decline from year ago levels. Inventory now stands at an all-time high of 11.2 months and the median sales price has fallen from $219,900 last year at this time to $202,300.
"It's a great time to buy or sell a home"