Fewer Buyer Challenges with Financing and Selling Existing Homes
REBAC members identified the top issues currently preventing buyers in their local market from completing a purchase. While difficulties obtaining financing were cited as the leading challenge among buyers in 2010 (61 percent) and 2011 (65 percent), in 2012, the percentage noting this challenge dipped to 49 percent. Problems selling their current homes, similarly, declined in 2012 to 43 percent, down from 59 percent in 2011 and 57 percent in 2010.
Top Three Issues Preventing Buyers from Completing Purchases