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Housing Declines But Rise In Building Permits
Friday, March 23, 2012
Washington, the capital of the United States, has reported a significant development in the real estate industry. It has been known all over the world that the nation had been on a slump for the past years which majorly affected their real estate industry. According to reports, the financial strength of the industry is gaining ground as the housing market is currently getting back on its feet.
An indicator which the reports used as reference is the increasing request for building permits for residences. It was said that the increase in the number of requests is significant enough and it is safe to say that after a period of about twelve months, many builders will be confident enough to continue increasing their pace in building more structures. The twelve month period is the fairly accurate time that an average apartment or family home is built.
The report has been welcomed by the players and members of the real estate market because it is a positive change in the tides in the past four years that they have been bearing. It brings not only them, but the public generally such encouragement and hope that all will be well in the coming months. It is not far from that time where builders will come to the broker's doorstep and ask them to "sell my house
Requests in obtaining building permits denote that in the coming months, more homes will be placed in the market for selling. The construction of new homes also means that the economy is well enough to have spending power to purchase construction materials and cost of labor. It may not be a hundred percent recovery yet, but it is good enough an indicator that things are indeed looking up.
The indicator suggests that the economy is truly recovering from the distress and builders are more secured and confident to build again after years of down time. This upturn will eventually result in strength when it comes to selling those units. There has been warning nevertheless that the economy has a long way to go before it can be said that it is in good and stable condition. The advice is only to remind the public that it is too soon to expect great things from the economy again.
The depressing years that went before this current period is really a miserable time not only to real estate brokers, or traders but most importantly to home owners. Houses have been sold for a value so low than what they are worth. Families had no choice but to put their homes for sale because they can no longer afford it. Now, hope has sprung in the industry as building permits are increasing. Telling a broker to "sell my house
" will not be anymore accompanied by a gloomy tone, but a more enthusiastic one because this time, selling means profit, and not anymore financial defeat.