Wood Markets News

Real Estate Values Moved Significantly Higher in Q2 of 2021

According to the latest Federal Reserve Z.1 Financial Accounts of the United States (i.e., the “Flow of Funds”) with analysis provided by the National Association of Home Builders, in Q2 of 2021 the aggregate market value of all owner-occupied real estate in the U.S. registered its largest quarterly increase in the past 21 years of data.

Housing Affordability Slips Further in Q3 of 2021

According to ATTOM™ Data Solutions, the Irvine, California-based nationwide provider of property data, the sharp and continued rise in property values continues to thwart the average wage earner in the U.S. ability to purchase a single-family home.

Port Congestion Continues to Create Major Pinch-Points in the Supply Chain

According to Freightwave.com and American Shipper, as of Tuesday (9-21-21) there were approximately 70 container ships loaded with cargo waiting at anchor or drifting off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. While the numbers fluctuate from day to day, there were 70 container ships in the queue on Monday with total capacity of 432,909 twenty-foot equivalent units.

Real Estate Experts Anticipate Foreclosures Will Play Only a Small Part in Increased Housing Availability

Zillow Group Inc., the Seattle-based online real estate marketplace company, reported that real estate experts responding to their latest Zillow® Home Price Expectation Survey expect that desperately needed housing inventory is on the rise and expected to come primarily from sales by existing homeowners, among a host of other sources — the smallest of which is foreclosures.

Single-Family Home Construction is Making a Comeback

The NAHB is reporting that the gap between the multifamily and single-family construction sector has been closing since early 2017, and as of June 2021, there are now almost an equal number of units under construction in both sectors. According to the NAHN, as of July there were 690,000 apartments and 691,000 single family homes under construction.