Approximately 18 percent of respondents who reported a sale in May sold a distressed property, substantially down from levels a few years ago, but unchanged from April. REALTORS® continued to report strong demand for REOs from investors. [Source: June REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey]
What Does this Mean for REALTORS®?
The major market problem now is lack of home inventory: problems with distresseed real estate have declined significantly. The reported”Shadow Inventory” and expected problems have not shown up in the market to any signficant degree—and the market could absorb a significant increase in inventory if it did show up. Right now the major market problem is the lack of home inventories for sale.