Charlottesville Real Estate Update – Its Time To Change Our Perception
For the last few years we have had a lot of inventory and homes have been taking a long time to sell. Buyers have had the mindset that homes stay on the market for a long time. They are used to thinking that there is no need to make a decision, because that home is not going anywhere. There has been the feeling that if they wait long enough the price will be reduced again or a better home at a better price may come on the market. There has been no sense of urgency to buy.
Well, its time for a new way of thinking. The “times they are a changing”. Starting in January the Charlottesville real estate market has seen a major increase in activity. We have seen a big increase both in people out looking at homes and in contracts being written. The last five contracts that I have written have all either had multiple offers, or another offer that came in within hours of the first being accepted. This is especially true for Albemarle County. No longer can a purchaser drag their feet and expect that well priced home in good condition to stick around.
Its a great time to look at Charlottesville homes for sale, there is still a lot of inventory to choose from, prices are down and interest rates are still low. But more homes are selling and there is competition for the best ones. When you find the one you like, it is important to move quickly or you may lose it.
Copyright 2011 by Pam Dent all rights reserved “Charlottesville Real Estate Update – Its Time To Change Our Perception“.