I know, I know! According to the calendar, spring doesn't begin until March 20th, 2009. Phooey on that.
In our office at Cutler Real Estate at 3930 Fulton Dr NW, Canton, Ohio 44718, spring officially begins on January 1st each year! We celebrate it on the first Tuesday after January 1st, which will be Tuesday, January 6th for 2009.
Why so early? Our Fulton Drive office statistics show that buyers are beginning to get antsy immediately after the holidays are over, and have more than a touch of cabin fever. Local Home Improvement shows will add fuel to the fire, which causes buyer activity to steadily pick up steam. Usually by February and especially March, there can be lots of requests for showing appointments. If you are considering buying one of the actively listed condominiums at Meyers Lake, now is the time to put those plans into place by becoming pre-qualified for a mortgage loan. If you need to sell your existing home first, NOW is the time to put it on the market. On today's date of December 11, 2008, there are six Myers Lake condo listings on "Active" status, ranging in price from a low of $99,000 to a high of $528,876.
If you are a condo owner with a desire to sell your condominium unit, an early start is also important for you! The longer you delay, the more the buyer activity drops off as mid summer advances into fall.
Because FHA loans are now the predominant loan package in our area, it is not uncommon for loans to take 45 to 60 days in order to close. What this means to owners of condominiums in the Meyers Lake area, your property should be on the market no later than January 6th so as not to miss the early bird buyers that want to be in and settled into their new condo residence before the first *real* day of spring arrives on March 20, 2009. You can imagine how those buyers will be eagerly anticipating living at the lake, and of course they will be wanting to savor every moment of spring and summer and celebrate the warm weather in their newly purchased condo.