I know that it can be very confusing and a little scary right now wondering if you should purchase a home, but it really is a great time to buy. Interest rates are low, prices are reasonable and inventory is high. I would say that is the "perfect storm" for potential home buyers. The most important things to keep in mind is to get pre-approved for your loan and hire a knowledgeable, full time Realtor that will guide you the the home buying process. Don't be afraid to ask question, that's what we are here for!
If you are thinking of selling, I know it can it can be very discouraging listening to all the gloom and doom that we hear every hour of every day, but Don't buy into it! Here in our area it home values are holding their own and may have even gone up just a little in the last year. So that's great news! What you as a home owner must expect is a little longer wait for your home to sell. It is taking more time to for homes to sell in today's market. But, there are things that you can do to make sure your home sells quickly. The most important thing is to make sure your home is in good condition, I would advise that you hire a home inspector to look at your home and to address any repairs/replacements that need to be done before your home goes on the market. You as a homeowner want to make sure that your home is the one that stands out above all the other homes on the market.
Have other questions or concerns feel free to give me a call. I'm always happy to help!