2016 is coming to a close, and it's been a busy year. In the world of real estate, there has been a lot of multiple offers and competing bids, which can be good for sellers, but stressful for buyers. We have seen the rates increase a bit, a lack of inventory, and at times, expectations out of control.
This is the world of real estate and something I choose to do and something I love. My hopes for 2017 are to create more relationships and help more people enter the next chapter of their lives. Rates are still very low and have some room for increasing and that's ok. The inventory needs to loosen up a little allowing first-time buyers, those downsizing, and those relocating a place to buy. 2016 was a good year, 2017 will be an even better year, and if we are treat each other a little bit better, it may even be the best year ever.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, & Happy New Year!
Stephen Oates, Bean Group / www.seacoast-homes.com / firstname.lastname@example.org