The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!

Just like our clocks this past weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of housing inventory available for sale has been holding back the market.  Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Traditionally, they would have been right.

Buyer demand has seasonality to it. Usually, this falls off in the winter months, especially with the rain and cold temperatures.

That hasn’t happened this year. 

Demand for housing has remained strong as  mortgage rates have remained near historic lows. Even with an increase in rates forecasted for 2019, buyers are still able to lock in an affordable monthly payment. Buyers are increasingly jumping off the fence and into the market to secure a lower rate.   The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that in 2018 the  top 10 dates sellers listed their homes all fell in April, May, or June.

Those who act quickly and list now, before a flood of increased competition, will benefit from additional exposure to buyers.  If you are planning on selling your home in 2019, meet with us today to evaluate the opportunities in your neighborhood.  Call me today at 714.343.9294 email at [email protected]

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