As we head into the fourth quarter of 2018, it's a great time to reflect on where we have been and where we are headed in 2019.
2018 brought an unbelievable lack of inventory. And while there are some buyers out there, my sense is that anyone who might consider an elective move is just sitting on the sidelines. There is just very little to consider moving in to.
2018 has also brought rising interest rates. We are now at nearly five percent on conforming loans. It's hard to believe that we were under 3% just a couple of years ago. Rates are expected to continue to rise -- buy now to take advantage of still reasonable rates!
There is always talk these days about when the market will change -- a pull back has been anticipated for a while now. My feeling is that we should have a strong first half off 2019 (my crystal ball), so if you are considering a move, now is the time to call me so we can put a strategy in place!
Below are reprinted my most recent "Ask Kathe" columns (and yes, I do write these myself)! If you struggle to see them in the Herald, you can read them here or online at AskKathe.com!
As always, thank you for your support of my business -- for your business and for your referrals. I work hard to provide exceptional service to my clients and appreciate the opportunities to serve you with your real estate needs.
Enjoy the fall! The holidays will be here before you know it!