Just as the leaves will change every year, it's election day today and with a lame duck President in place we'll see change in DC, as well - you DID vote, didn't you? The leaves change, our leadership changes, and the real estate market ... well, it's changed a bit, as well.
I'll repeat it one more time:
"a slow, steady and calculated approach
to the market is going to be important as we move forward towards 2009."
There are opportunities for buyers and sellers, right now, and a slow and steady approach will serve you well. That being said, I don't think we'll see significant market rebounds in the short-term so Sellers, if you don't have to sell, don't. As you can see from the following numbers, anything over 5 months is a buyers market and right now, there aren't any buyers markets. I'm currently working on an end-of-year market report, I'm interested to see how that works out ... stay tuned for that. Again, when it comes to absorption rates, we're looking at how long it would take to sell the existing
residential inventory in a particular area, if nothing else came on the
market until supply was exhausted. Anything over 5 months is typically
a buyers' market, and anything less than 5 months is typically a
"a slow, steady and calculated approach to the market is going to be important as we move forward towards 2009."
|Area||# of Active Properties||# of Sold Properties
|| Absorption Rate
|| Buyer/Seller Market
|Floyd County||124||6||20.67 Months||Buyer|
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