You may be asking yourself, “Is it time to sell my house?” The answer to that question is based on what your families’ goals are. If you don’t need or want to move for a few years it might make sense to wait for the housing industry to recover and prices to appreciate. However, if you wish to move within the next six to eighteen months, it is probably better to sell sooner rather than later. Here are some reasons why:
DISTRESSED PROPERTIES WILL IMPACT PRICES:
Distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales) on the market will increase this winter and spring. This will put tremendous downward pressure on prices for at least the next 12-18 months. Get your house sold before they become your competition.
MORTGAGES WILL BECOME MORE DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN:
Lending standards are continuing to tighten. There is legislation currently being considered that will make it even harder for buyers to qualify. Less demand will equate to lower prices.
IT IS THE PERFECT TIME TO MOVE UP:
With prices where they are and interest rates at all time lows, there may have never been a better time to move-up into your dream home. If you move into a more desirable home now, you will be in position to gain larger equity as prices eventually appreciate.
YOU GET TO MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE:
Probably the most important reason to sell is so you can get on with your life. Do not allow a less-than-stellar housing market to prevent you from reaching your goals as an individual or as a family. Think about the reasons you are thinking about moving. Are these reasons really important to you? If you have to take less than you were originally hoping to get for your house, your family has a question to ask each other: Is the dollar difference in sales price worth putting off our plans? Only you and your family know the answer to that question.
If you are considering Relocating to Colorado Springs, Purchasing a Home for Sale in Colorado Springs, considering Selling a Home in Colorado Springs, or want more information on the Colorado Springs Real Estate Market, Contact your Colorado Springs Real Estate Expert, Mike MacGuire Today! Click Here to Check out my informational video if you are considering Selling a Home in Colorado Springs. Click Here to Check out my informational video if you are considering Purchasing a Home for Sale in Colorado Springs.