Conventional wisdom has it that when you sell, and might buy in the same market, you’ll be buying in the same market conditions as well. You’d be mostly right, but not always. It pays to have a grasp of what’s happening in different segments of the market and take advantage when conditions are right.
At the moment, the South Florida market is pretty hot. Single family home inventory is low and good inventory sells quickly – often with multiple bidders. If you’re trying to buy in the “Sweet Spot” right now – between $300,000 and $500,000 – you’re probably having challenging time. It’s even more competitive if you’re shopping for a single family home below $300,000 – the market is best described as “insane.”
But what if you’re in a position to “move up?”
You bought your current home a few years ago or more, and you’ve taken great care of it. Today you find yourself seeking more space, perhaps a pool, or more bedrooms? Your current home that you bought for $250,000 is now in that magical sweet spot and should sell for $400,000 – that would be amazing, wouldn’t it? Except you’re worried that selling at the top of the market means that you’ll also be buying at the top of the market? Maybe not so. This is why having an expert in in the market can pay big dividends for you.
Your current home priced between $300,000 and $500,000 is clearly in the heart of “Seller’s Market” territory. However take a look a that $500,000 to $700,000. Almost into “Buyer’s Market” territory.
Check out the next slide. Non-distressed homes priced between $500,000 to $700,000 are even further into the “Buyer’s Market” territory. See what I mean? There’s opportunity here for a buyer in just the right situation. Could that be you?
Check out the last slide: Current market conditions are favorable in several price ranges to take advantage of a hot market to sell in, and a sluggish market to buy in. Despite the lower total number of sales in the $200,000 to $300,000 price range, the number is primarily due to lack of decent inventory. Price increases in the same range are steep. So if you’re ready for a leap into the $500,000 to $700,000 price range, moving up from nearly any price point is advantageous.
The same can be said for moving from $750,000 into any price point over $1-million. If you might be interested in a condominium priced over $1-million the market is truly your oyster. Sluggishness in the new-construction market has caused developers to offer a slew of new incentives to capture a dwindling number of buyers that are interested in luxury condos.
I have more information available and if there’s a particular segment of the market that you are interested in, please reach out. I’d be pleased to share what I have.