The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes rose 2 percent last month, the fastest rate since February 2007. Sales have jumped 9.6 percent over the past 12 months, while the number of listings has declined 4.7 percent.
However, despite the higher sales, more Americans are choosing to rent. The share of the U.S. population who owns homes so far this year has fallen to 63.4 percent, a 48-year low, according to the Census Bureau.
Rents are at an all-time high for single-family homes according to Zillow‘s affordability report for the second quarter of 2015.
Did you know that consumers are currently spending an average of twice as much of their monthly income on rents as they are on mortgage payments?
Money talks! This is WHY NOW is a good time to buy a home, not only good! It is the best time to buy a house.
Sandy Flores Broker/Realtor (714) 963-7462
There is not doubt rents will likely keep rising at their current pace, and it is a fact high rents make it difficult to save for a down payment. Well, I have GOOD NEWS for you! There are down payment assistance programs that can help you buy your first home! Let’s GO!