Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Homes For Sale Are Spending Less And Less Time On The Market

The median time that homes spent on the market was down to 37 days in June, from 41 days in May. This is 47% faster than a year ago. The housing market has clearly been moving fast. Redfin’s Fastest Markets Report showed that 32% of homes went under contract within two weeks, and 20% in one week or less. While this was less that 33.2% in May, this was still one of the fastest markets in years, according to Redfin. Earlier this year Business Insider reported on flash sales in parts of the country, where homes sold with 24 hours of hitting the market as supply remained tight. “The spike in mortgage rates led buyers that were already in the market for a new home to rush to lock in low rates while they could,” according to Ellen Haberle, economist at Redfin. Full Article

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