Prime homebuying season is getting earlier each year

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Prime homebuying season is getting earlier each year: Realtor.com

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Are you waiting until February to list your home for the spring homebuying season?

If so, you may be making a massive mistake — a realtor.com report released on Wednesday revealed that the beginning of prime homebuying season has moved from April to January.

January 2019 had the highest average views per listing in 20 of the 100 largest metros, including New YorkLos AngelesChicagoDallasHoustonSeattleSan FranciscoAtlantaSan Jose, Calif., and Denver — a 17-market gain from 2018.

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Realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu said buyers are increasingly taking an “early bird gets the worm” approach as overall inventory levels have dropped9.5 percent since November 2018.