Couple that with the tough time contractors are having in finding construction crews, and you get a delay in existing projects as well as a decrease in new home starts. Buyers are somewhat impatient now and want to move immediately, so they aren't happy with a timeline that has them waiting months for their new home. Yet interestingly enough, we have set some mid-fall deadlines for our listings and the market has responded well. Buyers are willing to endure short-term discomfort for long-term gain. Such a valuable investment, like a home for you and your family, is worth the wait!