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2020 has certainly been a roller coaster ride, and the coronavirus pandemic has had tremendous global impacts. To take a closer look at the impacts on the U.S. Housing Market, we compared the recent July 2020 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Confidence Index to the 2019 one. The NAR surveys over 50,000 nationwide realtors monthly to pull the results for their Confidence Indexes. Here are some comparisons between 2019 and 2020 on market conditions and issues affecting the market.
Some key takeaways include less use of cash in 2020, less contracts closing on time in 2020, and more non-primary residence purchases in 2020. The July 2020 top issues with delays and cancellations of contracts include issues obtaining financing, appraisal issues, lost jobs, and deed issues.
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