Are We in a Real Estate Bubble? Prices on the Rise Few Homes For Sale

Real Estate Agent with Summit Real Estate Group BRE# 01215778

​​Dear Friends, Family & Present and Past Clients,

It has been quite a while since our last Newsletter due to the uncertainty we have been facing due to rising prices and Covid-19 concerns.  A bubble can burst instantaneously once prices surpass value.  This is evident in the stock market with what happened last week with Gamestop.  However when it comes to home values the value is based upon the prices that a willing seller and able buyer agree upon.  The value has nothing to do with real value, just perceived value.  There are too few homes for sale for the amount of qualified, motivated buyers.  Winter most often is the time in which home prices and demand are at the lowest for the entire year.  2020 and the start of 2021 have been completely contrary to this expectation.  Multiple offers has occurred on most homes and sales prices have been at or above list price in many cases.  Successful buyers have been quite creative by offering above list price, removing appraisal contingency and also shortening contingency time periods.  We have been successful in this type of market over our 24 year career.

Selling your home or investment property should be a consideration for many homeowners.  The benefits to selling with home rising prices and low homes for sale are immense.  A homeowner can take advantage of the Capital Gains Taxes of $250,000 for individual or $500,000 for a couple if owning the home for 2 of the past 5 years.  Contact your CPA for the details. 

Owners of an Investment Property is eligible for a Tax Deferred 1031 Exchange.  One home can be exchanged into another home or even two homes.  They can also be exchanged for a lesser priced home and pay taxes only on the gain.  We work with exchange accommodators that can assist you with the details.  We have experience have done this for ourselves and represented other many times over the years.

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Please stay safe as we are just about to turn the corner towards a return to normalcy.  We look forward to a time when we can all be together without fear.

Happy Valentine's Day

Presented by your Friends & Realtor,

Tony & Dani Lewis Summit Real Estate Group

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Comments (4)

Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Congratulations on your new listing.   Nice house and nice job with your presentation.

Feb 07, 2021 04:04 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Tony Lewis we've been dealing with slim inventory for about a year.... I don't see it changing in the near future!

Feb 07, 2021 04:49 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am not one to predict market situations.  We shall see what will happen, in the meanitme, we stay observant.  A

Feb 07, 2021 09:28 AM