March 7th, 2014 1:20 PM by Bob Rutledge
The spring and summer months are traditionally the busiest times of year for the residential real estate market, and locally that will be truer this year. It is a safe bet that the weather will be more cooperative and many families like to move while the kids are on their summer break.Also, in recent years spring, for many regions, has meant more homes on the market and with inventories so low we need more homes on the market, as well as more buyers. With more buyers and a lower than normal inventory we will see fierce competition for the homes that are being sold and an increase in prices.
If you are in the market for a house this spring, there are a number of steps you can take to try to give you an advantage over other homebuyers, including;
With the current housing market be such a seller heavy market many of my home buyers are having a difficult time securing their new home simply because there are so few homes available at the moment and many more home buyers.
Assemble your team members now, allow them to make your game plan, get you prepared, and then act. Your real estate agent knows the market, they understand negotiating, and are willing to share and provide it all to you.
Your lender will know you and your financial situation better than anyone else but you, tell them everything, share with them your wants and needs. We can shape a mortgage program to provide you or nearly any home buyer with what they need. You need help with down payment and/or closing costs most lenders can accommodate this need. You are willing to purchase a near perfect home many lenders can provide mortgage programs that will roll in the costs of making your near perfect home perfect.