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House Hunt Rockland County June 1st

House Hunt Rockland County June 1st House Hunt Rockland County June 1st House Hunt Rockland County June 1st House Hunt Rockland County June 1st
Rockland County Housing Statistics(Activity last 30 days source MLS)
                              Houses     Condos
Total Inventory         1277           284
Under Contract           173             37
Title Transfer              130             19

Hello my name is Michael E Rizzuto and I’m a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker- Regional Sales Office in New City, NY. This column will list the open houses for the upcoming weekend and give the current housing market statistics for Rockland County. If you have any real estate questions, please feel free to Call me at 914-714-4111 or Email me at Michael.Rizzuto@cbmoves.com

  SPRING Is In The Air

Real estate agents are reporting increased showings at open houses, bidding wars, and multiple offers over asking price within days, sometimes even hours. This demand has been somewhat steady across all markets from entry level and move-up buyers, to the luxurious high-end. Basically, it's a jungle out there.

Buyers want to buy now to take advantage of low interest rates and lower prices which are rising. I would be happy to provide you with an overview of current market trends in your region.

As a homebuyer, this time of year and competitive environment can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. As you enter into the busiest selling season, here are a few tips for both buyers and sellers that should make the entire process easier.

Buyers, take the time to review your credit score. A sound financial track record and solid credit score can help you lock in a loan at lower interest rates and obtain that necessary mortgage pre-approval, which you will need in this fast paced selling environment. Keep in mind your housing priorities, preferences and desired locations when hunting, and remember your budget. Don't get caught-up in the emotional drama of bidding, and price yourself higher than you can afford. Of course you can also work with me as I can guide you through the entire process. My years of negotiating experience are invaluable when it comes to closing the deal in this competitive market.

Sellers, while homes are selling faster, you still need to do your homework as well. Do some spring cleaning, painting and sprucing. Be forewarned that buyers are still looking for a great deal, so ensure that your home is priced accordingly and in good condition. Again, feel free to call me, as I can advise you on a pricing and marketing strategy.

For those sellers sitting on the fence, don't try to time the market. By the time most sellers sense a shift, the tables have typically already turned. Instead of waiting for a slim and unreliable window of time, potentially missing out, sellers should focus instead on their own lifestyle needs.

Whether you are a buyer or a seller in need of survival guidance, contact me today. While the process may be challenging, I can lead your way.

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