A Move.com survey suggests that “17.7 percent of Americans want to take the plunge and finally become first-time home buyers.” That’s actually a big percentage, more than half the adults who don’t own a home, according to Baltimore Sun’s Real Estate Wonk. 15.7 percent consider buying an investment property a priority.
One driver for homebuyer optimism is the extension of the Home Buyer Tax Credit.
Wondering about the inventory of homes in Austin? At the moment it’s down 9% – you can see statistics about local inventory and prices here.