How’s the Spring TX real estate market fairing? Is it getting better or is it getting worse? In a word “BETTER”.
Our months of inventory has decreased and is creeping closer to a balanced market at 6.2 months. According to the National Association of Realtors, nationally the real estate market has 10 months of inventory.
Our Spring Texas real estate market has out-performed the national real estate market through out all of 2008 and it continues to do so.
If you are thinking about buying a home now is the time. With 6.2 months of inventory, the market is coming into a more balanced position and the negotiating power that buyers have enjoyed the majority of 2008 is starting to disappear.
And contrary to what you may have heard, lenders so have money to lend. Getting a loan will require more documentation than previously but there is MONEY available for loans. Plus interest rates are still very attractive with 30 year rates at around 6%.
If you needed another reason why now is a good time to buy a home, then buy before the minimum down payment on FHA loans increases. On January 1, 2009 the minimum required down payment increases from 3% to 3.5%.
If you are thinking about selling your Spring Texas home, contact Jill Wente at 281.804.8626. If you are considering purchasing Spring TX real estate, please contact Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene and we will guide you through the entire home buying process.
The data represented is from the Houston Association of Realtors MLS for Area 13. Area 13 covers the geographic boundaries of East – I45 to West – Hwy 249 to South – Beltway 8 to North – Spring Cypress.
Jill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as... read moreJill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as my father passed away last year. Jill listened to EVERY story I had, and there were a lot of them! She allowed me to share the memories of the house, which helped me prepare to let it go.
She is very knowledgeable in what to and what not to do in regards to getting the home ready to sell, what to tackle during the negotiation process and she made the closing extremely convenient. She was thoughtful enough to place the "sold" sign on the property a week in advance, to allow me time to process it all.
Paying constant attention to what is happening around your listing is one of JIll's many strengths. Her goal is to get you the most money for your property, and she has different strategies to that end result.
I not only gained a new realtor, but in JIll, I also gained a friend! I will be forever grateful for her through this tough process and I know my Dad would have loved her! "Thanks," will never be enough! read less