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    Buying This Summer? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars

    Summer is traditionally a busy season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on those buyers who are looking to purchase before the new school year. This year will be no different!

    Buyers have already been out in force looking for their dream homes and more are on their way. The challenge is that the inventory of homes for sale has not kept up with demand, which has led to A LOT of competition for the homes that are available.

    A recent article by the National Association of Realtors touched on the current market conditions:

    “Realtors® in areas with strong job markets report that consumer frustration is rising. Home shoppers are increasingly struggling to find an affordable property to buy, and the prevalence of multiple bids is pushing prices further out of reach.”

    Realtor.com went on to explain why buyers are flocking to the market in such big numbers:

    “A booming economy and stable employment in most parts of the country have created a new generation of eager home buyers – and led to fevered price battles spilling over into some unexpected, smaller markets.”

    Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research for Realtor.com had this to say about competition:

    Multiple-offer scenarios are no longer reserved to the usual big, fast-moving markets…demand for homes has spilled outward into secondary, smaller markets, and more buyers are gearing up to face fierce competition in more places around the country.”

    Realtor.com looked at the number of homes that were selling above asking price to determine which markets were heating up. Below are the Top 10:

    • Akron, OH
    • Worcester, MA
    • Lexington, KY
    • Irvine, CA
    • Greensboro, NC
    • Sioux Falls, SD
    • Madison, WI
    • Louisville, KY
    • Tacoma, WA
    • Little Rock, AR

    Bottom Line

    Let’s get together to discuss our exact market conditions so that we can help you create a strategy to secure your new home in this competitive atmosphere!

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    Danny Cheung

    I spent over twenty five (25) years with the Department of Defense in the hardware/software design and development as well as program management prior to joining the Group in a full time capacity. I am thrilled to put my years of experience as an Electronics Engineer to assist and lead our Real Estate Group to the next level. I am committed to establishing the tools and resources necessary for our team members to work more seamlessly and effectively thus ensuring our clients full satisfaction. My wife and I have two daughters and a dog (he's more like our son). I enjoy travelling and watching sports especially football…Go Skins!

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