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    America Needs Your House!!

    The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what four industry economists are saying on the issue (emphases added):

    Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist

    “The underlying fundamental issue is an overwhelming lack of supply… The supply of newly constructed homes is also sagging, adding to the supply challenges. Over the last eight years, housing demand has increased by 5.9 million, but the net new number of housing units has only increased by 3.5 million.”

    Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s Chief Economist

    “Everyone has been talking about tight inventory but I think we are OK calling it a straight up inventory crisis at this point. We just don’t have enough homes.”

    Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist

    “House prices today are higher than they were at the peak in the summer of 2006, near-record-low mortgage rates have boosted housing demand, and sales volume is robust. The spoiler is the lean inventory of houses for sale.”

    Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors’ Chief Economist

    “Listings in the affordable price range continue to be scooped up rapidly, but the severe housing shortages inflicting many markets are keeping a large segment of would-be buyers on the sidelines.”

    Bottom Line

    If you are considering selling your house soon, now may be the time to get it on the market. The lack of competition could lead to a faster sale at a higher price.

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    Danny Cheung

    I spent almost thirty (30) years with the Department of Defense in hardware/software design, development, operations, maintenance, and program manager before joining the Group in a full-time capacity. I am thrilled to put my years of experience as an Electronics Engineer and Program Manager to assist and lead our Real Estate Group to the next level. I am committed to establishing the tools and resources necessary for our team members to work more seamlessly and effectively, thus ensuring our clients' satisfaction. My wife and I have two daughters and a dog (he’s more like our son). I enjoy traveling and watching sports, especially football…Go Skins!

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