May 15
2014

May Market Watch

As you may be able to tell from your allergies, spring has certainly sprung in Southwestern Indiana.  The real estate market is heating up right along with the warmer temperatures.  We are witnessing a significant increase in sales activity and anticipate that will continue through the spring.  Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, said a gain was inevitable, following a dismal winter.  (We certainly agree here!) On a national level, showing activity is increasing and sales activity is expected to follow suit as more inventory reaches the market. And in our office, the homes that are priced right and in good condition are getting lots of attention and in some cases, multiple offers.

The key challenge will continue to be inventory.  We continue to see a shortage of homes for sale, with inventory rates near record lows.  While this shortage will drive an increase in median existing-home price, continued positive momentum is dependent on the availability of homes for sale.  Opportunity’s knock is getting louder on the doors of potential sellers, who at this point will dictate the performance of the local housing markets for the next couple of months.

While need for listings is high, sellers must present a home that is in good condition and priced right. Working with a real estate agent from the beginning ensures you have a knowledgeable professional that knows the market and can help get your home sold in the shortest amount of time.

If you’ve considered selling your home, now is the time.  With many active buyers, you don’t want to miss this market surge! Please give me a call 812-568-5003… I’d love to help!

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