Grand Rapids Michigan Real Estate Blog

head_left_image

Cascade Michigan ~ Market Comparison 2006-2007 ~ The Best Time to Buy is Now

cascade mi terry westbrook real estate blogAs we start a new year it is good to review and look back to see if we can learn from the past. So much of the news lately is on the Housing Market and the difficulties that sellers are having through the erosion of prices. Buyers are waiting for the lowest point in the market to buy. Sellers are looking at prices that were higher a year ago to set prices for today.

 In some markets we have seen the average price go down while in others the prices has been stable and even risen. How do you make the right decision in this market? I don't think there is a economist or an "expert" in the business that can say with certainty what the market will do in the short run. I have sold Real estate since 1973 and I have seen almost all the cycles in this business.

 

 

One thing remains constant - given enough time, prices will rise and most families want the security

of a house that they can call home.

 

Cascade Michigan Market comparision 2006-2007

In the chart above, you can see a number of trends. First, there were 18 fewer sales in 2007 in the Cascade

market. Second, the average sales price is $34,000 lower for Cascade homes. Each item in the statistics are

in the buyers favor except one: that is number of homes on the market.  2006 inventory grew each month

and that trend continued through most of 2007 but we have had a recent reduction of properties on the

market. As soon as that happens, the advantage the buyers had will diminish and we will see prices start to

rise and less flexibility from sellers.

 

My thoughts are: the market has corrected itself and we will see fewer homes on the market

and prices staying flat to slightly increasing.     

                                           

                                                                        Westbrook Realty

                                                  Copyright by Terry Westbrook 2007

                                                Contact me at : 1-888-240-1968 x 0  

                                                         Website url: Terry Westbrook.com  

                                                         Email:  terry@TerryWestbrook.com

 

photo of Cascade Dam on Thornapple River by Terry Westbrook

_____________________________________________

The authors of the this blog write about Grand Rapids Real Estate,

the Greater Grand Rapids MI area, and what it is like to live in

West Michigan.  We believe: Grand Rapids is a Great Place to Live!

search for Grand Rapids homes Find Grand Rapids Home Value Grand Rapids Relocation Guide

Westbrook Realty Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

                          Contact Terry   616-292-7263

OUR FLICKR PHOTOSTREAM

________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Comment balloon 0 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • January 02 2008 03:57PM
Cascade Michigan ~ Market Comparison 2006-2007 ~ The Best Time to Buy…
share
As we start a new year it is good to review and look back to see if we can learn from the past. So much of the news lately is on the Housing Market and the difficulties that sellers are having through the erosion of prices. Buyers are waiting for… more
The best time to buy in Ada Michigan? Market Comparison 2006-2007
share
As we start a new year it is good to review and look back to see if we can learn from the past. So much of the news lately is on the Housing Market and the difficulties that sellers are having through the erosion of prices. Buyers are waiting for… more
Caledonia Michigan ~ Market Comparison 2006-2007 ~ The Best Time to…
share
As we start a new year it is good to review and look back to see if we can learn from the past. So much of the news lately is on the Housing Market and the difficulties that sellers are having through the erosion of prices. Buyers are waiting for… more