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As a real estate agent representing St Louis Homes and Condo's for sale, part of my job is keeping up with current real estate news. Most of the time, I'm largely unsurprised by the news that comes across my desk, but this little tidbit blew me away.
For two years now, we've seen mass foreclosures, people walking away from their underwater mortgages and warnings that there's more to come. Foreclosure numbers reached all time highs, housing prices have reached all time lows and half the country is unemployed. It's enough to make a homeowner with one of the St Louis homes for sale have a mental breakdown.
However, in February, the news went out, flooring most in the real estate industry: severe shortage of property predicted by the middle of 2011. This may sound unbelievable. (It was a hard one for me to swallow.) But, the construction industry has also been hard hit by the economic downturn, which means that fewer homes are being built. Combine fewer homes being built with population expansion and suddenly there's a housing shortage.
Good News for Homeowners
In a recession, people have a tendency to live together because it's cheaper. College students continue to live with their parents, divorce rates go down and more people share homes. However, we currently have over 300 million people living in the U.S. and we're down to less than seven months' inventory.
This is great news for homeowners trying to sell their homes - or even homeowners who just need more equity - although the repercussions may take awhile to spread.
In several high population areas and college towns, the demand for housing is on the rise. As we've talked about before, this brings in the age-old laws of supply and demand. The lower the supply and the higher the demand, the higher prices rise. The more value a home has in price, the higher the equity.
So, for those who have a St Louis Home or Condo for sale, take heart! A housing shortage may be hard to believe right now, but, if what the economists say is true, it's on its way. Stay on your toes, make sure all your ducks are in a row and prepare for the rush on home sales.
If you're trying to sell your home, or are looking for a great home to buy, I can help. Call me at 314-630-4227 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.