- The Shadow Inventory is dwindling. Banks could increase foreclosed property sales where there are big backlogs
- The Rising Prices could boost demand due to buyers now having a sense of urgency, which has been missing the last few years. Rising rents and rising home prices are beginning to change some attitudes about home purchase.
- The overall housing inventory will probably hit a bottom. Builders and developers are ramping up new construction and with the prices beginning to rise in some areas, would be sellers are anxious to test the markets waters.
- Loan underwriting along with credit standards are going to remain tight and the new regulations will help make underwriters more jittery *Other Factors that can affect the market: Slow job growth, tight credit, elevated foreclosures and the high numbers of underwater homeowners have to be thrown into this mix.
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