Global Warming and the real estate markets

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Southern Arizona

The following link takes you to an article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal about global warming. It is yet another explanation, but perhaps more plausible. http://ow.ly/12gus

The national real estate markets, save for commercial, are generally looking very positive. Financing is still an issue and selling one home to buy another is still not the easiest task to complete. Nevertheless, the overall trend seems strong and sustainable.

The Mountain Empire market is still undergoing some adjustment as there have not been nearly enough purchases of homes to offset the replacement inventory. Last year there were about 70 homes in our area listed in the Tucson MLS. The other day the total was 102! The normal level should be in the 60's, or about 1 1/2 years. (Normal for urban markets is about 6 months which is about where Tucson is.) So, we have a great buyer's market with many choices in all price ranges. The way we are absorbing inventory (not!) leads me to think it will be a year to two years before we are close to normal levels. -- As for land, it is still hardly selling at this point. This fact is the result of too many homes on the market and too few buyers in general. 
In summary: If you are a seller, you must be patient and you must make sure your home or lot is priced right. If you are a buyer, you won't see a better time than now in our market.If you have spare cash to invest, think about land. If you are thinking of relocating here, aggressively price your current home so you can take advantage of the excellent inventory we now have.

Have a wonderful week!

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