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Supply and Demand

The availability of goods and services in the market and the desire of consumers to buy them. Supply and demand is a major factor (some economists believe the only factor) in determining the price of a good or service. See also: Law of Supply and Demand.
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supply and demand

see SUPPLY CURVE, DEMAND CURVE.
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supply and demand

An economic principle that says the price is determined by the point where supply equals demand.As supplies increase and purchasers have more choices of housing or commercial spaces,sellers and landlords will begin to compete on the basis of price and prices will come down.As demand increases and there are insufficient properties in the market to meet the demand, purchasers will begin bidding up the prices or sellers will raise prices until they meet some price resistance.

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