The economy is horrible! Home sales are way down!

The economy is horrible! Home sales are way down! Blah, blah, blah!

That is all the media reports anymore. The truth is, the economy and housing market are on upswings according to the experts. It is predicted that by the end of the year we will be in a seller's market. We have actually had slight appreciation in Montgomery County home values. Now is the BEST time to buy! Interest rates are low and there is a lot of inventory available. If you are thinking of selling, why wait until interest rates are high and there aren't many homes available? Be smart - get while the getting is good and BUY NOW! My husband and I are real estate investors, and now is the perfect time to invest if you haven't already. Whether you are buying in order to rent a property, or buying and flipping there are a lot of great deals out there. Take advantage of short sales! Happy house hunting!

If you aren't familiar with short sales, feel free to contact me at anytime.

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Comment balloon 13 commentsChristina Cavins • May 23 2008 12:17AM


I would agree that this is a great time to buy.  It does carry some risk, but things are looking much better.

Posted by Robert Machado, CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management (HomePointe Property Management, CRMC) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for the comment Robert!

Posted by Christina Cavins, www.BuySellOH.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS) almost 12 years ago

It does look to be a good time to buy in many places.  The media seems to have a preference for negative over positive in many things.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for the comment Christine!

Posted by Christina Cavins, www.BuySellOH.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS) almost 12 years ago

Christina, good post, you're correct the media needs to talk to new experts!  It is amazing at how good they are at trying to turn perception into reality.  It is a fantastic time to buy in many markets!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for your comment Tony and Darcy!

Posted by Christina Cavins, www.BuySellOH.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS) almost 12 years ago

You are right on, people will look back in 12 months wish they had taken your advice. The midwest is turning fast, I have spoke to many people in many markets and they truly believe the worst is behind them and current stats back up that theory. Keep talking and hopefully people will start to hear you!

Posted by Scott Hoyt (Founding Partner, ChangingStreets.com) almost 12 years ago

Christina,  You are right on,  the market no matter what the conditions are is good or better it is up to you to produce in any market.  It does take more effort but with the prices a little down it is a good time to buy but also a good time to sell.  I have worked with agents that could not make it even in the best of markets and they always talked about the market being down.  I did a blog about a story  from Zig Ziggler that tells it like it really is.  Read that story and apply to your market.


Posted by Don Eichler (Eichler Properties) almost 12 years ago

It is especially good right now.  I don't do investors so I am not sure how the mortgage market is for them.

Posted by Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads (Resh Realty Group) almost 12 years ago

I applaud your optimism.  But give me a break.  It is not to anyone's advantage to stick our heads in the sand and pretend the sun is shining.

Maybe the market is good where you work.  Wonderful, good for you.

And as far as the 'experts,' you must be really gullible to pull that line on us.  Who are these experts?  The same people who say we are not in a recession?


Posted by Douglas Garbe, Real Living Real Estate Solutions (Real Living Real Estate Solutions) almost 12 years ago

We just closed 1 deal yesterday for a buyer, recently close 2 listings, and have another 3 under contract.  Times are changing.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Maximum One Executive REALTORS®) almost 12 years ago


We are NOT in a recession and your negative outlook and false information is exactly why the general public is afraid to buy for no reason whatsoever. I encourage you to read the news, especially the article published May 29th which states "Although the economy may not be great, it isn't experiencing a recession either" at http://www.kinston.com/news/economy_46808___article.html/vitner_gas.html . There is no denying interest rates are at historic lows, so why wouldn't you encourage buyers to take advantage of this?

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082 
Real Living Realty - #1 in OHIO!
Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation

Posted by Christina Cavins, www.BuySellOH.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS) almost 12 years ago

Hi Christina,

I have a decent amount of listings; frankly yes - it is a good time to buy, whether investors or moveup or first-time buyers. I price my properties properly (that sounds strange but it is true) and have had to get price reductions on nearly every listing anyway, as time goes on and prices drop. So it is a buyer's market, and that's to be expected.

We saw a rise in buyer interest shortly before the gas prices rose and then they went back into their nests again. Soon, buyers will tire of those same nests and come back out in full regalia to snap up those listings! i believe it - recession or not, life events, life itself, as well as lots of other reasons buyers need to move.

And move they will - into listings we have - as the company that, regionally, has the lowest DOM. YEAH!

Posted by Gina Kay Landis (Home Experts Realty) over 11 years ago