In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. We’re seeing it happen right now in Olathe and our KC area housing market! Need a high school economics refresher? It’s when the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item and it makes the price rise of the item wanted.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 4.4-month supply. This is considerably lower than the 6-month inventory necessary for a normal market. We’ve definitely seen this in Olathe and KC as many of our buyers are trying to purchase homes and the “good ones” are selling fast!
Every month NAR reports on the amount of buyers that are actually out in the market looking for homes, or foot traffic. As seen in the graph below, buyer demand in February significantly outpaced the last six months.
Many buyers are being confronted with a very competitive market in which they must compete with other buyers for their dream home (if they even are able to find a home they wish to purchase).
Listing your Olathe or Kansas City are house for sale now will allow you to capitalize on the shortage of homes for sale in the market, which will translate into a better pricing situation.
Many homeowners underestimate the amount of equity they currently have in their home. According to a recent Fannie Mae study, 37% of homeowners believe that they have more than 20% equity in their home. In reality, CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report tells us that 72.6% actually do!
Many homeowners who are undervaluing their home equity may feel trapped in their current home, which may be contributing to the lack of inventory in the market. Interested in knowing what your Olathe or Kansas city area home is worth? The Char MacCallum Real Estate Group can help!