updated 10/25/13 11:45 AM
HOUSING: NOT TOO HOT, NOT TOO COLD
Stable Market in Sight
The housing markets in California and Nevada have been raging for more than a year. Prices and sales languished for almost three years after the economic recovery began and the confidence factor kept buyers at bay.
Dwight Johnston, Vice President and Chief Economist for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
But that changed last year when big investment money started flowing into housing. Several multi-billion dollar and slightly smaller funds sprang up out of nowhere.
The tidal wave of money from Wall Street became caused something to snap on the part of would-be homebuyers. Not only did buyers find a reason to be confident that home prices have bottomed, they finally discovered the power of low mortgage rates.
However, homebuyers found a competitive market instead of a market awash with homes begging for purchasers. The abundant supply of homes had vanished. The market went from ice cold to boiling hot in a matter of a few short months.
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