Housing Markets Continue to Show Gradual Improvement

Housing Markets Continue to Show Gradual Improvement
By RIS Media

Marc Demetriou Real Estate and Money ShowMarkets in 56 out of approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. This represents a net gain of two from the previous month. The index’s nationwide score of .86 indicates that, based on current permits, prices and employment data, the nationwide average is running at 86 percent of normal economic and housing activity.

“More markets are slowly returning to normal levels and we expect this upward trend to continue as an improving economy and pent-up demand brings more home buyers back into the marketplace,” says NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “Policymakers must be careful to avoid actions that would harm consumer confidence and impede the ongoing recovery.”

“Forty-five percent of metro areas are recovering at a faster pace than the nation as a whole, with smaller markets leading the way,” says NAHB Chief Economist Dave Crowe. “Of the 56 markets that are at or above normal levels, 48 of them have populations that are less than 500,000 and many of these local metros are fueled by a strong energy sector, which is producing solid job and economic growth.”

“More than 35 percent of all the markets on this month’s LMI are operating at a capacity of 90 percent or better of previous norms, which is a good sign that the housing recovery will continue to pick up steam in 2014,” says Kurt Pfotenhauer, Vice Chairman of First American Title Insurance Co., which co-sponsors the LMI report.

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State property is located in

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About Marc Demetriou

Marc C. Demetriou is a successful entrepreneur, businessman, and motivational speaker. In August of 2005, Marc partnered with Residential Home Funding Corp. and opened his first branch office in Bloomingdale, NJ where he assists both commercial and residential clients with their financing needs. Marc is preparing to expand over the next several years with additional branch offices throughout the Tri-State area.