The Commerce Department reports that new home sales in June rebounded 24% from the previous month. You would think this would be good news, but this is very misleading data. March and April homes sales exploded because of the tax credit rush. May was an all time “stinker” month. So, it is not too hard to have a big increase over a previous terrible month. Plus, the June sales pace is the 2nd slowest ever on record since Commerce Department began tracking the data in 1963. Also on Monday, The National Association of Realtors reports that existing home sales fell 5.1% in June.
So what does all this mean? On the same day, we get conflicting data on the real estate market. Home buyers and sellers are frustrated. They don’t know what to think.
So is the real estate market improving? Who knows the answer?
How about Bernanke, Buffett, Geithner or Greenspan….do they know the answer?
The answer is……nobody knows, not even the so called “experts”.
In my opinion, I think we’ve definitely hit the bottom months ago and the market has been slowly improving. But my opinion or “guess” is no better than any other market expert.
But, the 2 things that I definitely know about the Columbus Ohio real market are:
- The real estate market is extremely turbulant and volatile. This is not always a bad thing for home buyers.
- We are still in a Buyer’s market.
Good luck out there!
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