sellers' market


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Bull Market

A market for a security, commodity, currency, or anything else where prices are consistently increasing. For example, if an index increases 10-20% over a relatively brief period of time, it is said to be in a bull market. There is a great deal of money that can be made in a bull market, but the danger exists that a bull market can undergo a price correction or become a speculative bubble. See also: Bear market.

sellers' market

A market in which the demand for an asset swamps supply to the point that prices rise above the level that would have been expected under more usual circumstances. A new issue in great demand by investors is an example of a sellers' market. Underwriters may have to allocate available shares of the issue to their clients, resulting in sharply higher prices once the shares begin trading in the secondary market. Compare buyers' market.
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Buyers in sellers' markets should never feel pressured to pay more than they're comfortable with and capable of.
Many of the strongest sellers' markets are in areas that were hardest hit by the housing bust, places like California, Nevada and Arizona, which may seem counter-intuitive.
All signs point to a continuation of today's booming sellers' market well into the future,'' Link said.
The Japanese real estate market is still experiencing an unprecedented slump, marked by a continued acceleration of falling land prices in some core cities and a sellers' market that is generally soft and inactive, according to a year-end analysis by real estate investment company Kennedy-Wilson International (Nasdaq: KWIC), which has a major Japanese division.
The last two years have been a booming sellers' market thanks to the lowest interest rates in over 25 years," Cope added.
But even though this is a sellers' market, it's a good idea to make sure that eye-pleasing appearance extends past the front door if you want to pump up the value before listing your property.
It's more of a sellers' market - the temporaries with skills are in very high demand,'' said Patrick Layhee, president and chief executive officer of M.