Ozaukee & Washington County Real Estate: May 2011

Find out more about Ozaukee and Washington County real estate, including the cities of Grafton, Belgium, Cedarburg, West Bend, Jackson and Germantown.

Looks Like It's Time to Get Off the Fence, Mr. Buyer

I remember those days when we hardly had the sign in the yard, if at all, and already there were multiple offers on a home. Ahhhh....

sitting on the fence

I also remember those days when we had the sign in the yard for days, weeks, months, even years(!) and there weren't any offers on the house. Gulp....

The experts tell us it will be a few years for the housing market to make a full recovery, and I would say I agree with them. But I would also say I sure am getting a kick out of watching things improve, slowly though it is.

Several weeks ago I listed a home in the town of Cedarburg, and within a day of being on the market, we had multiple offers on it. Over the past few days, I received word of multiple buyers having a strong interest in another listing that's been on the market for nearly five months.

In recent weeks, I've had buyers (unfortunately) miss out on homes they had been thinking about because another buyer came along and wrote an offer. It seems like "sitting on the fence" may not be a very good strategy right now, even with those homes that have been on the market for a long time.

Buyers are out there, and they are ready to buy. They understand that with the low interest rates we have right now, their overall cost of owning a home will be less. They understand that the prices on homes are competitive and offer a great bargain. They understand that they may find themselves in a price war with another buyer if they aren't proactive now.

Thinking about buying a house? Don't get too comfortable on that fence.

 

Peggy Wester
Phone: 262-370-1757
Email: pwester@realtyexecutives.com
Website: peggywester.com
Blog: peggysblog.com


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Comment balloon 4 commentsPeggy Wester • May 01 2011 08:08PM
Looks Like It's Time to Get Off the Fence, Mr. Buyer
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I remember those days when we hardly had the sign in the yard, if at all, and already there were multiple offers on a home. Ahhhh… I also remember those days when we had the sign in the yard for days, weeks, months, even years(! ) and… more