Hopeful homeowners who are already struggling with low inventory and higher prices must now confront an additional challenge: investors.
Real estate professionals are noting investor interest in homebuying has been on an upward trend for months. According to the numbers tracked by the HousingIQ Survey of Kentucky REALTORS®, 31% of the respondents in the January survey said investors had outbid their individual buyers. By the February survey, 42% of the respondents reported the occurrence. By March, responses indicated an 18-point jump since the beginning of the year, with 49% of the respondents saying that investors had squeezed out individual buyers.Read More