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Desire Outweighs Necessity in the Home Buying Equation

In a new survey, more homebuyers cited that their reasoning for buying a home was personal choice—build equity, move to a good school district, have a larger yard or living area, secure a vacation home—than out of necessity. Twenty-six percent said sudden or unexpected changes to their life, such as pregnancy, marriage, divorce, a death in the family, financial hardship, or health reasons necessitated their purchasing of a phone, as opposed to the former 31 percent. Unsurprisingly, those who wanted to buy were more likely to secure a FHA loan to pay for their home, while those who felt like they needed to buy took a 30-year mortgage or paid cash.

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Low Inventory Hinders High Home Demand

The Demand index, based on Redfin customer requests for home tours and writing offers, shows that buyers requesting tours were down 8.2 percent while buyers requesting writing offers were down 7.7 percent month-over-month. Redfin blames the slight reduction in demand on the small inventory.

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