Some companies have decided it's better to hold back right now.
Until all the appliances are installed in a home, construction is not complete.
According to a new analysis from real estate site Zillow, homebuyers are increasingly seeking out places at the periphery of cities.
But a CDC moratorium on foreclosures is set to end on July 31. Meanwhile, "seriously delinquent" mortgages have nearly doubled from last year.
Record-high housing prices are making life difficult for house flippers looking to make a quick buck.
Construction of homes, especially those that are affordably priced, has fallen in recent years, according to National Assn. of Realtors.
Would-be homeowners aren't the only ones in the market for some new property.
But some real estate brokers think the market may be loosening a little and buyers may be starting to get a little more power.