Well, our federal government has “shut down” (at least in part). But as the leaves change colors in Evanston this fall, savvy home buyers and sellers have a unique window of opportunity. Here’s why:
- Interest rates have recently dipped and are approaching 4%. Unless you’re paying with cash (as 1/3 of home buyers still do), today’s rates are a great opportunity to lower your monthly housing expenses.
- Sellers have regained equity. Those who wish to sell their well-maintained, appropriately-updated homes are receiving offers at solid prices.
- Buyers can expect significant, but not unreasonable price increases in the next 12-36 months. This is an opportunity for buyers to gain wealth for their families.
- The housing options that are now on the market in Evanston are really exciting and interesting. And there is still time to make a move before the holidays.
My job is to help buyers find the right place for their families. I love touring houses with people who want to make a change in their life. I love it when people get the keys to their new home and see their dreams become reality.
My job is also to help sellers maximize the value of their property in the least amount of time with the least amount of frustration. Real estate is a tricky business and it’s easy to make big mistakes. My sellers say that they receive more than the cost of my fees compared to what they would have received from the sale of their properties by going it alone.
I am busy serving others this month, but I am also eager to know how I might serve you and your family as you make what are the most important financial and lifestyle decisions most of us ever make: our housing decisions. Give me a call (You can find my number on my website). Friend me on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter. Visit my site to register for market updates. Let’s do some housing for good.