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Out on a Limb

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Spencer Marker & Co. - Long & Foster

I look for April to continue in the same way that March did.  New inventory coming on and strong sales continuing keeping inventory levels low.  That being said some of the pent up demand has been sated and April is always a big month for new inventory to come on the market so I feel that the town home market will stay the same but we will see some increase in the available single-family properties for sale.  Town homes will stay the same as those that are motivated by the stimulus plan are rushing to buy before the plan ends on April 30th.  There is not that kind of drive in the single family market but move ups will continue to bolster sales there compared to previous years.  It will be interesting to see if May continues the same way.  I expect town home sales to slow a tad but for the most part stay status quo.  I look for our foreclosure listings to increase a bit as well.  Competition in the single-family sector will be fierce as those that "have to sell" start aggressive adjustments in May realizing that the spring market is all but over.  This will level out some of the frenzy from March and we may even see a slight pull back.  That being said our market is strong, sales will continue, good homes on good lots in good condition will sell.  As our market continues to unfold I will as usual keep you informed.