New Homes Selling Like Hotcakes
"A sharp decline in the supply of existing homes for sale, increasing consumer preference for brand-new, high-tech homes with all the amenities for working and schooling, as well as an accelerating flight to the suburbs and exurbs," combined to make the "perfect storm" for new home builders in June, according to an article by Diana Olick.
News that sales of newly built homes jumped 55% over the totals from June 2019 comes from a monthly survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. "It was the largest annual gain since homebuilding began again following the epic housing crash a decade ago," according to Olick. "It is also the highest pace since the height of the unprecedented housing boom in 2005."
The Northeast and Florida led the trend in June.