Rate Lock vs. Inventory Lock

Home Buyer

Rate Lock vs. Inventory Lock

 

The Bay Area real estate market is constantly evolving, and as we move into 2023, there are several opportunities for home buyers that you should be aware of. In this blog post, we share three key opportunities that buyers can take advantage of in 2023.

No More Panic Buying

If you remember the real estate market after the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 and 2022, you’ll recall that many buyers were making quick decisions to purchase homes due to the fear of missing out. This led to a lot of hasty decisions and even resulted in many buyers experiencing buyer’s remorse. According to a study by the National Association of Realtors, 30% of buyers reported having regrets about their home purchases. However, this year, the market has slowed down, and many homes are now sitting on the market for 30-60 days. This gives buyers the opportunity to visit and revisit homes multiple times before making a decision, without feeling rushed.

More Choices

The housing market has gone through several ups and downs over the years, and the availability of homes has been impacted by many factors, including land restrictions and the confidence of builders. However, as the real estate market stabilizes, more sellers are becoming more realistic with their pricing, which presents an opportunity for buyers to have more choices in 2023.

No Need For A 30-Year Mortgage

Historically, after every recession, the Feds drop interest rates to stimulate the economy and support the housing market. In 2023, it’s possible that we could see another drop in interest rates, giving buyers the opportunity to secure a lower mortgage rate, and potentially avoid a 30-year commitment.

If you’re considering entering the market, reach out and allow me to guide you through the process. Contact me at 408.515.1613 and let’s discuss your options and learn more about the real estate market. 


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