Monday, January 29, 2018 / by Sean Zanganeh
The KCM Blog published this article on the current market status.
"The news about the housing market still seems to be dominated by stories of pending disaster. Headlines report that some believe that there is a 25% chance of a ‘double-dip’ in home prices. We can understand the concern. The last Existing Home Sales Report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed that sales were down 19% from the same time last year. Obviously, the real estate market is still struggling
However, there is a segment of the housing market that is rapidly gaining momentum –LUXURY REAL ESTATE! Just last week we reported that NAR’s 2nd Quarter Report on Home Sales Statistics showed a 6.1% increase in sales of homes over a million dollars.
The latest home sales report mentioned above (covering August closings) shows an 11.5% increase in sales over that million dollar mark! (It also showed a 4.6% increase in sales of homes between $750,000 and $1 million). Though overall sales fell almost 20%, sales of upper end properties are escalating.
The wealthiest families in the country are re-entering the real estate market. That should tell everyone that the market is beginning its turn for the better."
To view the full article by the KCM Crew, click here.