Housing Market Slowing Down? Don’t Tell Builders!

Many experts have been calling upon home builders to ramp up construction to help with the lack of existing inventory for sale. For the past two months, new home sales have surged, with July’s total coming in at the highest since October 2007.

許多專家要求房屋建築商增加工程建造更多新屋,以幫助現有的房屋庫存缺乏現象。在過去的兩個月中,新房銷售猛增,在區月份達到自2007年十月以來的銷售高峰。

The latest estimates from the US Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development show that sales in July were 31.3% higher than this time last year, and 12.4% higher than last month, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 654,000.

來自美國人口普查住房和城市發展部的最新估計顯示,銷售額在今年7月份比去年這個時候高出31.3%,同時比上個月高出12.4%,估計654,000戶年度銷售量。

Zillow’s Chief Economist, Svenja Gudell, echoed the reaction of some as she commented:

Zillow的首席經濟學家Svenja Gudell表示:

“July(‘s) new home sales data was a surprise, but a welcome one. For years, the market has been practically begging builders to both ramp up their efforts overall and to put more focus on serving the less expensive end of the market. Today’s data confirms both are happening in earnest.”

“七月的新屋銷售數據是個驚喜,這是個值得高興的現象。多年來,市場不停請求建商建造更多房屋,並把更多精力放在服務於平價市場,今天的數據證實兩者都正在發生中。”

The National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Chairman, Ed Brady, didn’t seem as surprised:

房屋建築商全國協會(NAHB)主席,埃德·布雷迪,一點都不驚訝:

“This rise in new home sales is consistent with our builders’ reports that market conditions have been improving. As existing home inventory remains flat, we should see more consumers turning to new construction.”

“新屋銷售上漲顯示我們建商的市場狀況已經改善,由於現房庫存依舊不足,我們應該會看到更多的消費者轉向新屋市場。”

NAHB’s Chief Economist, Robert Dietz, believes this is just the start for new home sales if market conditions continue:

NAHB首席經濟學家羅伯特·迪茨認為,如果市場行情持續,這僅僅是新屋銷售的開始:

“July’s positive report shows there is a need for new single-family homes, buoyed by increased household formation, job gains and attractive mortgage rates. This uptick in demand should translate into increased housing production throughout 2016 and into next year.”

“七月的報告顯示新建獨立屋的需求量,家庭形成的增加,就業薪水的增長和有低廉的房貸利率皆提振了需求量。這攀升的需求會使得整個2016年一直到明年的新屋建造量增長。”

The existing home sales numbers for July will be released today and will shed more light on the overall health of the housing market.

七月份的現屋銷售量將於今日公佈,這會讓我們更了解房屋市場的整體運行狀況。

Bottom Line
結論

New home sales hit their highest mark in over 9 years. Buyers are out in force to find a home that fits their needs. Many are turning to new construction, as the inventory of existing homes has not been able to keep up with demand.

新屋銷售創下了九年來的最高點,買家們傾巢出動的尋找適合他們需求的住屋,現有的房屋庫存量一直未能跟上買家的需求,因此許多人都轉往新屋市場。

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