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Even as sellers in high-end markets like Manhattan, London and Greenwich, Conn. are being forced to pull their inventory from the market because of a paucity of offers (this despite the "wealth effect" that one might've expected to arise from rallies in stocks and bitcoin), home prices in two-thirds of US cities climbed to record highs during the fourth quarter as developers' preoccupation with luxury housing has left buyers in mid-priced markets battling it out for a record-low supply of listings...
Prices for single-family homes climbed 5.3% from a year earlier nationally, reaching a peak in 64% of metropolitan areas, according to the National Association of Realtors. Of the 177 regions in the group’s survey, 15% had double-digit price growth, up from 11% in the third quarter.
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Meanwhile, Bloomberg claims the steadily improving job market has helped drive prices higher (we imagine the flood of money-creation by central banks also had something to do with it).
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Home values have grown steadily as the improving job market drives demand for a scarcity of properties on the market. While prices jumped 48 percent since 2011, incomes have climbed only 15 percent, putting purchases out of reach for many would-be buyers.
Price - Gains - News - Homeowners - Time
The consistent price gains “have certainly been great news for homeowners, and especially for those who were at one time in a negative equity situation,” Lawrence Yun,...
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