Did Cash Buyers Save the Housing Market?

Cash real estate sales have risen the last few years to some of the highest levels on record, and a new report by CoreLogic suggests that these sales heavily helped to contribute to stabilizing the residential housing market and leading it into recovery. 

In the early 2000s, cash sales averaged 25 percent of home sales. But in 2007 and 2008, cash sales began to rise as foreclosures started to increase. By 2012, cash sales were making up 40 percent of sales and have since inched down to 39 percent as of May 2013. 

“Without cash sales overall, sales today would be much lower and the price declines would have been worse,” Mortgage News Daily reports about CoreLogic’s findings. “More recently, cash sales have helped fuel price increases dramatically in several boom and bust markets. Median prices for cash sales are up 24 percent from a year ago while prices of sales generally have increased 15 percent.”

The rise in home prices will lead to a lower presence of cash sales as investor activity returns to more traditional levels, CoreLogic notes. With cash sales receding in recent months, first-time and trade-up home buyers will need to step in to keep the recovery expanding, CoreLogic notes. 

Source: “Cash Sales Saved Housing Market -CoreLogic,” Mortgage News Daily (July 16, 2013)

About Ady Simion (Realtor and Public Notary)

Ady Simion was named in the Top 1% of all agents for NRT LLC a subsidiary of Realogy that operates a variety of real estate offices under brands such as Coldwell Banker, Sotheby's International Realty, Century 21, The Corcoran Group, and the technology-based brokerages ZipRealty and Climb Real Estate. NRT has 787 offices and 47,000 sales associates. Selling and buying property can be very stressful but with the right agent it can be profitable and a fun experience. Ady is also a Notary Public and being a people person he wants to help negotiate for his clients making their transactions as smooth as possible. Ady’s goals are simple: He wants to be the best source of information on the Los Angeles area Real Estate market, as he assists clients through each transaction with care and professionalism. He is proud of his large referral base of clients who have placed their trust in him over the years. Why him, when there are so many good people out there?!?! • Sellers will have their property exposed to the largest team of sales professionals in the world by far. Coldwell Banker Agents sale more homes than anyone else. • Buyers will have the opportunity to view more properties exclusively. • And most importantly when you hire him you get a whole team working for you not just “only one person”. Ady Simion started his Professional Career as an Insurance Agent, and then mastered the Mortgage Industry focusing on helping buyers and sellers achieve their life dreams. He now is an Agent with the Largest Residential Real Estate Company in the nation and the world, Coldwell Banker, at the Pasadena office which is the leader in the areas in which he specializes. After finishing College Ady has consistently been a Top Producer in every office/business he worked at. He speaks English, Romanian and Spanish. Real Estate is constantly changing and working with an agent that has been involved in the Real Estate buying/selling process most of his life is always beneficial for clients. Call, text or e-mail him or just stop by to say Hi and ask any real estate questions you may have.

Posted on July 17, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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