Spring and Summer house hunting is in full swing. Sellers
and Buyers are confronting a shifting market in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Investors a major force in the market are leaving as the bargains prices are
disappearing. Short sales once a source of discount, as lenders agree to accept
less than the mortgage, are hard to find. Shoppers hunting for a great deal can be
stunned how much the prices have rebounded.
Can you find me a Bargain? Buyers are now coming a little
late. You can still find a good home that will have some upward potential. If
you want to buy now the buyer needs to understand that they may pay over the
appraised value of the home. Sellers know that the comparable sales in the area
are dated based on past sales. Each new seller wants to reach a new high for their neighborhood.
The balance of power in negotiating home sales has been with
the seller is shifting to the buyers. With more choices coming on the market
buyers are freer to say “no thank you” and move on. Homeowners are on the fast
changing market. Sellers are probably a little too confident at the moment. Homeowners who
bought in the downturn have more flexibility to sell now. Investors who bought
during that time and have been renting are seeing an opportunity to sell and
make a profit. With the interest rates still low all the buyers are offering 20
percent down and 80 percent financing so the question is only the price.
My focus is to best
understand the goals and visions of my clients, ensuring all decisions are made
with a wealth of information and the necessary tools for a successful,
I have found my “Slice of Heaven” I look
forward to you finding yours!
Kathy Decker Kathyddecker@gmail.com Cell 941-544-7270 CALL ME TODAY!
Author:Kathy Toonder Phone: 941-544-7270 Dated: May 31st 2014 Views: 1,156 About Kathy: I enjoy walking the warm sandy beaches, swimming and watching the magnificent sunsets on Florida’s...
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