Homebuilder Comments in May: “Builder metrics quickly deteriorating”

Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: Homebuilder Comments in May: “Builder metrics quickly deteriorating

A brief excerpt:

Read these comments. These are clear signs of a market shift.

Some homebuilder comments courtesy of Rick Palacios Jr., Director of Research at John Burns Real Estate Consulting (a must follow for housing on twitter!):

#Austin builder: “Some parts of town where finished homes are now taking a month to sell versus hours. Market is definitely correcting. Incentives are back and seeing some builders cutting prices on inventory.”

#Birmingham builder: “Steep decline in sales over past 2 weeks.”

#Greenville builder: “Lowest traffic in many months.”

#LosAngeles builder: “Seeing more cancellations due to payment shock for those in backlog that didn’t lock rates.”

#Portland builder: “Incentives are back in the market.”

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