Benefits of Buying in a Seller’s Market

Seller's Market

Have you seen the most recent addition to the King Kong series? If you’re a science fiction fan, it’s probably likely you’ve already screened Kong: Skull Island. The story follows the standard King Kong script. A group of scientists just happen to bump into an uncharted island where. The creatures there are of the larger variety.

Anyway, if you haven’t seen Skull Island, I’ll keep you in suspense. If you’re right in the middle of buying a home and it’s definitely a seller’s market, should you venture into uncharted territory and jump feet first into a hot real estate market? You might be surprised at why you should consider buying in a seller’s market.

Buyer's Market Vs. Seller's Market

There can be colloquial differences but a real estate market that is in equilibrium, doesn’t favor the seller or the buyer.

If homes take less than 90 days to sell, it is a seller's market.  If homes take much longer than 90 days, it favors the buyer. In areas where homes sell quickly, list prices typically hold firm.

Buying in a Seller's Market

When buying in a seller’s market and median home prices are on the rise and don’t appear to be turning back anytime soon, if you are buying a home it makes sense to buy sooner rather than later. If you buy a home today and property values increase by another 10% over time, that equity belongs to you.

You can then take out a line of credit on that newly found equity to use in the future.

If interest rates appear are rising at the same time property values are moving up, it’s better to buy now.

At the same time, if you’re buying a home and you need to sell the one you currently have, you’re on the receiving end of property values. When your agent sets a list price for your home you can be comfortable knowing you’ll get the amount you expect without having to haggle.

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