The NAR's chief economist commented: "Market conditions in many areas continue to be fast paced, with few properties to choose from, which is forcing buyers to act almost immediately on an available home that fits their criteria." Freddie Mac's chief economist concurred, "the spoiler is the lean inventory... nationally, just over five months of supply." Yet he remains positive: "A decade after the Great Recession, the housing market is rebounding. House prices today are higher than they were at the peak in the summer of 2006, near record low mortgage rates have boosted housing demand, and sales volume is robust."