Sales of new single family houses were at 5.4 percent in July 2015 above the revised June rate of 481,000 and 25.8 percent above the July 2014 estimate of 403,000 single family homes.
The robust improvements in last week’s new housing starts numbers are especially encouraging for new home sales moving UP!
New home inventories increased in July to 218,000, the highest level since March 2010, and this trend will continue as the home building industry continues to expand.
Inventories of existing homes, however, have not improved significantly for several years compared with new constructions.
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!