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 Wente is an incredible realtor! We lived in the area for about 3 years before taking the house-hunting plunge... read moreJill Wente is an incredible realtor! We lived in the area for about 3 years before taking the house-hunting plunge and truly could not have chosen a better realtor to work with. Jill is professional and patient, she is an incredible resource who is 100% there for her clients at all times. We had a lot of questions and didn't want to pay any closing costs or prepaid costs out of pocket - Jill is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert and it SHOWS. We got exactly what we wanted at the price we wanted AND had several bonuses thrown in, including appliances and gutters. She was there for inspections/walk-throughs and kept in contact with our builder's salesperson as well. If you want a strong realtor who is also pleasant to work with (which I've learned is rare), then Jill is the realtor for you!! read less