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Competition Intensifies For Spring's Best Homes

By now, everybody knows the housing market's hot. They're probably also familiar with the factors that have kept it buzzing. Low mortgage rates and the increasing number of Americans working remotely are just a couple of the now well-known drivers of recent buyer demand. But just how competitive is the spring market? Well, according to one recent analysis, 72 percent of the homes sold in April faced competition. In other words, nearly three-quarters of the homes sold during the month had more than one interested buyer. And that's up almost 4.5 percent from the month before. But it shouldn't be a surprise that the real-estate market isn't cooling down. After all, spring and summer are typically the busiest months for home sales. It's also when homeowners who want to sell – rather than need to – put their homes on the market. That means, the homes listed now are more likely to have been upgraded and prepped for sale, which raises the competition for them even higher. (source)


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