Fall And Winter Home Buyers Being More Selective

Dated: November 13 2014

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Where is the market going from here? Flat to slightly up is my guess. There are definitely some signs of leveling off, however, much of that is due to sellers overshooting the price trajectory in the market. Overshooting the trajectory is also a primary reason for so many recent price reductions. We are also rolling into the holidays which distracts many buyers, resulting in properties sitting a bit longer than normal. New listings are still flowing to the market at a decent pace with 782 new listings since Nov 1st and 79 of those listings have gone pending or roughly 10% of those properties (Contra Costa & Alameda County).

There is a steady flow of follow through listings from the Spring and Summer months still coming to the market. As a result, inventory has crept up and buyers are now being a little bit more selective. The most anxious and motivated buyers purchased through this Spring and Summer months leaving the selective buyers in the Fall and Winter months to find a home at a not so frenzied pace. Buyers in the Fall & Winter months are generally opportunistic and looking for great buys. I know this first hand as many of my buyer clients indicated that this was their plan earlier this year and we are now out looking for homes meeting their needs.
The best news for both buyers and sellers is that interest rates remain at extraordinarily low levels which is fantastic for any buyer looking to purchase a home as well as sellers since the low interest rates enables more qualified candidates at every price point in the market. 
Kevin R Kieffer, Broker Associate - Team Leader for Keller Williams Realty's EastBayPro Team - Our team members covers the following key cities:  Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Alamo, Lafayette, San Ramon, Danville, Orinda, Moraga, Concord, Brentwood, Oakland, Fremont, Pleasanton, Dublin - The EastBayPro Team ranks in the top 1% and was recognized as Five Star Agents in 2014 - Direct: 925-300-8000

1 comments in this topic

  • Posted by Mi Shum
    11/28/2014
    I have been reading your email on listing in walnut creek area, very professionally done, very nice.

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