I'm seeing a lot of articles and posts from colleagues across the country and they all seem to be saying the same things...1. Houses are selling and faster than in previous years; and 2. Inventory is limited and that's starting to cause a shift over to a more favorable seller's market.

A recent article by Trulia, Inc released results of a survey that described common homebuyer mistakes.

Nearly 3/4 of those buyers also said that now is the time to buy- don't wait! One factor that is influencing them to say "NOW is the Time to Act"- Rising Home Prices. Other factors have led us to a 12 year inventory low, and this creates a seller's market! What this means is that IF you have to buy a home, you may have to compromise more than in previous years- or you may have to settle on a home that you don't love if you wait.


Here are some Home Buyer Regrets noted by The Welcome Home! publication-

I wish I chose a larger home 34%

I wish I had done that remodel- renovation 27%

I wish I had more information about the home (#1 Reason for working with Masha ) 22%

I wish I had made a larger down payment 18%

I wish I had been more financially secure before deciding 16%

It's a new year and I am definitely seeing more sellers getting prepared to make their  homes available for sale. Since so many buyers have been trying to wait it out, I suspect that homes will sell fast!


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