If you’ve weathered through the mortgage crisis and felt as stressed as we do getting through this winter, the good news is we are now in a healthy market with strong buyer demand, low inventory and attractive interest rates – 3 ingredients for a prime time to sell!
Dave Davis, resident statistics guru for TREND/MLS, reports on results for 2013;
In 2013, we saw a remarkable recovery of the housing market; compared to 2012, sales were up 14% and the median sale price was up 4.5%.
If you like details, the report below shows Q4 2013 Sales Statistics for the County of Philadelphia, including a breakdown by zip code:
Ok, that’s the “news” – but you may wonder, “what does that mean for me?” I love Philly’s local charm as a City of 1,000 Neighborhoods, which means a 1,000 markets, too. Each area, and each property has it’s own market statistics.
If market gains tempt you to wait for higher values – please remember as interest rates go up, buying power goes down. Even if the market is 4% higher next year – as interest rates rise, the buyer base for your property declines significantly. You can actualize a higher ‘net’ by selling now with a competitive price in a market with strong buyer demand, low inventory and attractive interest rates.
Is now the right time to sell? Find out with a consultation. We’ll review your unique property’s value in today’s market, tips on how to get the highest ‘net’ value, and how that fits with your goals.
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