Diana Olick at CNBC quoted NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun:
Even the always glass-is-half-full chief economist Lawrence Yun made clear several times in the briefing before the report’s release, that he expects home prices to come under significant pressure over the coming months, as inventories rise.
Inventories will surpass ten months,” says Yun. “If sustained, prices will surely be under pressure.” Yun added that he originally expected the drag after the tax credit expiration to last about two months; he’s now pushing that forecast to three to four months.
Usually Yun is too optimistic. Oh my! Should I be worried.