C.A.R's released this and other data from its 2013 Annual Housing Market Survey. The Survey also found that the tight inventories in the state led to multiple officers in more than 72 percent of sales compared to 57 percent in 2012. This was the highest incidence of multiple officers in at least 15 years and for each home that sold at a higher amount there were an average of 5.7 offers compared to 4.2 offers last year and 3.5 in 2011.
The survey also found that an increasing number of home sellers, nearly half of those responding, planned on purchasing another home in the future. This was the third consecutive year that statistic has increased.
"Sellers are more upbeat about the housing market and are more comfortable with their financial situation. As the real estate industry and the economy continue to recover, many sellers regained confidence in owning a home since the Great Recession," said C.A.R. President Don Faught. "The number of home sellers planning on repurchasing, in fact, increased to the highest level since 2007, which suggests that repeat buyers could be the driving force in the housing market in 2014."
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