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Real Estate Market bottom? Ruidoso vs. National Trends in Housing
As I have mentioned before, there are a lot of potential home buyers on the sideline, looking for deals steals, and trying to gauge a market bottom. Nothing new with this strategy ( buying as low as possible ) especially in light of today’s uncertainty in the market.
The “experts” continue to weigh in, and I thought I would pass on a few points taken from today’s online article When home Prices Hit Bottom, over at CNNMoney.com .
1. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to wait due to high inventory & lower prices
2. Nationwide, home prices may hit bottom in late 2009, assuming government action works.
3. Recovery may be gradual. Prices may not return to 2006 levels for another decade.
4. Buyers need to think long term, take advantage of record low interest rates, and know thy market.
The Ruidoso area market is seeing signs of recovery, as buyers take advantage of the current market conditions (high inventory, motivated sellers and great interest rates). In general, sellers in our market are not as desperate to sell and/or reduce prices, as in markets such as Phoenix, AZ or Las Vegas, NV where ... more
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