April! That means it is another month closer to fishing season! I usually only fish for Salmon, so round about the middle of June I start hitting it hard for King Salmon! That means in 10 weeks I will be Salmon fishing! It is good that I can fish early in the morning before anyone needs a Realtor.
Yesterday we saw that listings here in the Valley jumped up quite a bit. That is good news. The bad news is that buyers and sellers are not coming to terms as easily as they should and we still have houses priced too high and buyers wanting to give too little. In case you are believing all the media says, here in the Valley, home prices are actually up 2%. That isn't much, but it is enough to prevent this from being a buyer's market.
Another note: I have had 2 multiple offer situations in the last few weeks. If you are looking at houses in the $200,000 range and you see something that is priced well and you like it...BUY IT! It won't be there the next day. I showed 6 houses on Wednesday and by Saturday 3 of them had pended.
Another hint for first time home buyers: It is difficult to buy a house when you are looking at the top of your price range and you have no money for closing. It leaves us with no room to negotiate. Save some negotiation room. You are probably going to need it right now.
Thought of the day:
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."