Anyone eager to buy a home this spring probably has reasons to feel good. The job market is solid. Average pay is rising. And mortgage rates, even after edging up of late, are still near historic lows.
And then there’s the bad news: Just try to find a house.
The national supply of homes for sale hasn’t been this thin in nearly 20 years. The outlook isn’t as dire in South Florida, though inventory levels are tight, especially in Broward County, where the number of for-sale homes is down 28 percent from 2012, according to the Trulia real estate website.