The Pending Home Sales Index is now at a record-low level.
A "pending home sale" is an existing home under contract to sell, but not yet closed. According to the National Association of Realtors®, 80 percent of homes under contract close within 60 days.
Because of this timeline, we can expect the summer's Existing Home Sales to be weak, too. With fewer homes going under contract, fewer homes can close.
On the surface, May's Pending Home Sales Index looks like terrible news for housing. And, if you're a seller, it just might be. But, if you're a buyer, the story reads differently. Just consider the market conditions.
A broad look at the housing market shows:
- Home supplies are rising in most markets
- Home sales are falling in most markets
- Mortgage rates are at all-time lows
It's an excellent time to be a home buyer in Denver.