It's a GREAT time to buy real estate. The rates are still good, there's quite a bit of inventory to choose from and sellers are getting antsy if they've been on the market awhile. New inventory is selling fast and older inventory is beginning to disappear. Buying in December/January is not only a good idea but you have less competition, while others have "taken some time off." Everyone is going to come back out in mid-January, especially investors. Get out there and look, talk to a knowledgeable (full-time) Realtor and put your offer in...heck, you just might get it at a steal of a deal. Using the right Realtor on your behalf can save you thousands in negotiations.
Sellers, get your property on the market now so you can get the early birds looking AND have time to prep the marketing materials for the search influx. www.JenniferListings.com, Jennifer Watson, Sherman & Boone Real Estate (831)786-2502